"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.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Bye bye Papa


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN6vuL8vrhg

By Lizzie - her family's story is here : http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/lizzie

Lizzie says : This video is what happens everyday when we say goodbye to my husband on Skype. Due to changes in UK family immigration laws, my husband was refused visa. He cannot even enter the UK to visit us. It doesn't matter that we got married in England. It does not matter that we have a baby together. Our human right to a normal family life has been respected, worse Ignored. This video is snippet of the effect this has on our daughter. The APPG on migration reported that the new rules have a disproportionate effect on British families but the government have, as yet, ignored the report. We need changes now. Every day delayed is a day lost to us.

Skype Mummy : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhHpaq4KBxY

Skype Daddy : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKrCUaKB4KM

(Note - both the families in the Skype Mummy and Skype Daddy videos are well on the way to resolving their situations.
Skype Mummy now has her visa, and is in the UK - http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/andy
Skype Daddy now has his EEA family permit and so is set on the Surinder Singh route -  http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/surinder%20singh
As noted here - http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/this-is-monday-read-and-smile-remember.html - many situations are well on their way to resolution. Family division rules actually don't work).

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