"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 18 July 2013


“I have two kids who miss their dad so much..even our appeal date is 9 months ahead.”

Sarah is a British citizen. She has two children, aged 2 and 4. Her husband is a Malaysian citizen.

While Sarah and their kids returned to the UK over 15 months ago, her husband is still in Malaysia. He was not granted a family visa. In December he was refused entry because Sarah did not earn £18,600 - even though they submitted bank statements showing savings and job offers exceeding this amount.

They put in an appeal in January and were given an appeal date in October 2013.

Despite being turned into a single parent to two children, Sarah is not claiming a penny in benefits. Her husband is paying for everything. Including the solicitor they have hired for the appeal.

Her four year old cries every day for her dad. The stress is taking its toll on all of them.

The family miss each other and are exploring all avenues to unity.

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