"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.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Link roundup

Family migration routes to the UK – with a stop-over in Europe.


 One has to restrain the urge, in response to these ‘findings’, to say, ‘well what did the Government expect?’. The family migration rules of July 2012 were badly drafted, difficult to understand and in no way rooted in reality. They operate in a world where the British/settled spouse is always the breadwinner; family members never provide reliable financial assistance; and only couples with £62,500 in the bank can financially support themselves from their savings.

The APPG has made a number of recommendations aimed at tackling some of the more distressing findings, including an independent review of the minimum income requirement. It has also recommended that this income requirement be reviewed to account for any discriminatory impact and that decision-makers fully discharge their duty to consider the best interests of any relevant children when deciding applications.

https://twitter.com/migrants_rights :
Have you signed our petition on #FamilyMigration yet? We are taking it to Downing St on 9th July

Haywards Heath children beg Government not to deport their daddy.


Three children are begging the Home Office not to deport their dad.

Australian Phil Sommerville has been told he will be sent home - despite his British wife of 12 years and their three children living in the UK.

The saga centres around a letter the Government body claims to have sent in March - but the family say they never received - asking for more information to support Phil's visa application about his relationship and the family's home.

The first the family knew was when the 46-year-old was threatened with deportation in April.

https://twitter.com/JCWInews :
This kind of persecution is funded by the taxpayer - and they want to cut legal aid?

Armed forces to face family visa restrictions.


British soldiers with partners or children from outside the European Union are to face the same visa restrictions as other families.

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