"I have never welcomed the weakening of family ties by politics or pressure" - Nelson Mandela.
"He who travels for love finds a thousand miles no longer than one" - Japanese proverb.
"Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence." - Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
"When people's love is divided by law, it is the law that needs to change". -
David Cameron.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Comedy gold

Capita says 8,000 potential illegal visa 'overstayers' have left UK.


More than 8,000 people previously thought to have illegally overstayed their visa have, in fact, left the UK, Capita has revealed.

In September 2012 the UK Border Agency awarded the services company a contract worth up to £40m to find more than 150,000 missing people.

By the end of March, Capita told UKBA 8,328 of them had left the UK and it had managed to contact a further 5,250.

The government said it was "pleased" with progress made so far.

No doubt one of these is my ex-lodger - previously (comedy gold) :

Immigration salary debate : Mark Harper vs Keith Vaz.


... Higher than the salary of serving soldiers ( http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/via-email-armed-forces.html )
... And higher than the average salary in Leicester.

Wrestling with the angel.

Immigration husband’s battle.


A cabbie who claims he cannot safely earn the £18,600 needed to bring his wife to the UK from Pakistan is heading to Westminster for talks next week.

Last week we reported on Shelley Hornby-Baaouani, who is fighting to bring her husband to the UK to join her and their three month old son Rayan

And this week Mohammed Malik, who is in a similar situation came forward to claim that the financial requirement for couples is far too high and that he is prepared to fight for a change in the rules.

He said: “All I want is for my wife to come here and live with me. We don’t want any benefits.”

https://twitter.com/migrants_rights :
@MumsnetTowers gets involved in the debate on Family Migration rules

More : http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/mumsnet

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