"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, 17 August 2013

BritCits Meetup in Bristol, 21st August!

http://www.meetup.com/BritCits/events/135152142/

Let's meet up, have a chat, support each other, share stories, share ideas, try to beat these goddam family migration rules!
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Spotted on social media :
It occurred to me that there ought to be Foreign Office advice to travellers going to countries outside of the EU. Don't fall in love.
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https://twitter.com/jitjindar :
@WeDemandUk @David_Cameron your govt's draconian #familymigration policies have effectively placed me in exile. It's time you & them went!

“I can’t believe I may never be able to return home, as breaking up my family for several months just isn’t feasible.” : http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/sarah-i-cant-believe-i-may-never-be.html 

@jitjindar's story.
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Smart(phone) riposte to UKBA raids?

http://www.politics.co.uk/blogs/2013/08/16/anti-ukba-app-shows-how-citizens-are-gaining-power-over-auth

 A new app, by a strange and impressive group called Immigrant X, alerts users to UKBA spot-checks.

It's a clever and much-needed little thing. I particularly like the way it crowd-sources the validation process. An alert is established when someone spots a potential UKBA operation.

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Torture survivors' photo project.

http://www.freedomfromtorture.org/feature/the_poverty_barrier/7416

Everyone who took part was eager to use their camera to raise public awareness of the devastating impact poverty is having on survivors of torture. Documenting their day-to-day reality - from sleeping under bridges to struggling to stay warm, these pictures highlight many of the issues detailed in our research.

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