"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.

Saturday 6 July 2013

Saturday morning catch-up

UK spouse immigration rules 'unjustified', High Court says.


UK family immigration rules are not unlawful but are "onerous... and unjustified", the High Court has ruled.

Three claimants had challenged the new measures which set earnings thresholds for people wanting to sponsor the visas of their non-European spouses.

A judge said the court would not "strike down" the rules, but urged the home secretary to adjust them.

https://twitter.com/migrants_rights :
BBC online coverage on family migration court ruling has now been updated after we've put in a review request

UK spouse immigration rules ‘unjustified’ :

On Vaz vs. Harper ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-23182670 ), https://twitter.com/BritCits says :
You tried @Keith_VazMP but pls reiterate point that migrants cant claim benefits;spouses income&assets should count

https://twitter.com/LabourLordsUK :
NEW at #LabourLordsblog: Richard Rosser on flaws in the design & application of the Govt’s new migration rules http://bit.ly/17VRoRG
(also : http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/lords-debate.html , http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/more-on-lords-debate.html )

Tourists and students planning to visit the UK need not worry about their bank balances.

UK deputy high commissioner Peter Beckingham told TOI on Friday that no student or tourist from India will be asked to deposit Rs 2.7 lakh bond for entering UK. He said that the UK has not passed any such legislation and that the issue was misinterpreted and misreported.


https://twitter.com/BritCits :
Only high risk individuals with criminal history/nothing to return home for, charged bond.Would they even get UK visa?

https://twitter.com/sjplep :
'Nothing to return home for' is the worrying bit... could prevent people coming on family visits?

Nigerians and Ghanaians to be charged £3k to enter Britain.


Plans to deter overstayers branded unfair and “discriminatory”.

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