"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.

Wednesday 3 July 2013

Important decision coming

RBM Solicitors :

At 10:00am on Friday 5th July 2013 the High Court (Mr Justice Blake) will give judgement in the eagerly awaited test case of MM and Others –v- The Secretary of State for the Home Department at the Royal Courts of Justice.

Between 5th and 8th February 2013 the High Court heard the judicial reviews of three claimants who challenged the drastic changes to Immigration Rules which came into force on 9th July 2012

RBM Solicitors acted for the child in the case.

The amended rules require British persons and Refugees to demonstrate a minimum annual income of £18,600 before they are able to sponsor non-EEA spouses from coming to or remaining in the United Kingdom.

The decision is a huge national and international public importance and will affect and impact lives of many British Citizens who have been affected by the draconian changes to the Immigration Rules.

If the Court rules in favour of the claimants then it will seen as a further blow to the flawed policies of Theresa May in trying to curtail fundamental Article 8 rights.

On 10th June 2013 the All-Party Parliamentary Group published its report on the effect of the new rules:


New immigration rules attacked at public meeting in Hackney.


A public meeting was held last Wednesday to support the Divided Families campaign, which wants to repeal rules making it harder for British citizens and people settled here to bring in non-British partners.

A year ago rules were changed meaning you need to earn at least £18,600 annually to bring a husband, wife, civil partner or fiancé into Britain, or more to cover any children or elderly dependents who may wish to enter.

At the meeting organised by the Hackney Refugee and Migrant Support Group Dalston CLR James library, Steve Green from BritCits, an organisation defending the rights of international families, said: “The rules were brought in without debate in Parliament. They are an attack on the nature of British citizenship.”

Previously :

Family life is a right not a privilege.


My family and many others are being kept apart because of the ukba! we are not being giving the basic rights of human life.

https://twitter.com/JCWInews :
£1k charge 4new migrants makes life even more difficult 4families divided by family restrictions. protest Tuesday

https://twitter.com/ncadc :
New blogpost: NHS consultation on charging migrants: make sure you have your say http://bit.ly/14Ng4pG

https://twitter.com/MigRightsScot :
Documenting the plight of divided families:
Support the Campaign against #familyimmigrationrules this 9/7!

https://twitter.com/Michael_K_Allen :
Loving the new flyers from @BritCits for the July 9th Family Migration protest

https://twitter.com/BritCits :
Both founders of BritCits will be at Lords debate Thurs 4th July,discussing family immigration.Public welcome in gallery. Will you be there?

https://twitter.com/BritCits :
Sick to death of uninformed arguments about those who can't claim benefits. Glad this person is setting things clear pic.twitter.com/F434pksAx3

https://twitter.com/BritCits :
PM misses wife after few days apart.Spare thought for thousands of couples he has kept apart for months,some years!

https://twitter.com/The_FIA :
"I haven't seen my wife for several days now and I miss her desperately." Has @David_Cameron ever tried for a spousal visa? #dividedfamilies

https://twitter.com/Michael_K_Allen :
Disappointed with response from @ChloeSmithMP RE my email about Divided Families Campaign @BritCits @The_FIA pic.twitter.com/SN4z8EoteU

https://twitter.com/The_FIA :
@Michael_K_Allen @BritCits What does @ChloeSmithMP think about excluding spouses' assets & earnings? No 'serious evidence-based work' there!

https://twitter.com/hey_preston :
£18,600 lmit where COUPLE receive no benefits so why earnings of spouse ignored?

https://twitter.com/MigrantTales :
Finland was, is, and never will be only "white" http://wp.me/p2rIYQ-5Bf

https://twitter.com/steveplrose :
AP does not use the term "illegal immigrant" any more. "Illegal" should only describe an action not a person. Shame on .@ukhomeoffice

Is Edward Snowden a refugee?


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