"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 28 September 2013

Danish love refugees flee to Malmö.


Every morning, Lise* leaves her husband and two small children, crossing the Øresund bridge from Malmö on her way to work. Every evening, she returns: from her home country to her adopted one, where she and her family are legally able to live together.

Due to Denmark’s immigration laws, which have tightened substantially in the past year, Lise was not able to bring her husband, who is from an African country, to Denmark. They chose not to apply for family reunification, she says, choosing instead to live in Sweden for the past three years.

“We could not meet the requirements of the Danish immigration authorities, she says. Because of her husband’s country of birth, “he could not even get a tourist visa to Denmark”.

In Sweden, Lise can live as an EU citizen and her husband was easily granted residency.

Europe's progressive stance on human rights and human values protects its citizens from the depedations of its governments. Danes go to Sweden to escape draconian rules; Germans go to Austria; French go to Belgium; and Brits go to Ireland.

Surinder Singh for newbies :

Previously :

Golden Dawn leader arrested, accused of forming a criminal organisation.


'Into the Fire' :
http://vimeo.com/64230453 & http://intothefire.org/about/
'In times of severe austerity things look bleak for Greek people, but they’re far worse for those who have recently arrived. Without housing, legal papers or support, migrants in Greece are faced with increasing and often violent racism at the hands of the growing Nazi party Golden Dawn and the police in Athens. Many are trapped by EU laws and legislation of other EU countries meaning they’d be returned to Greece if they managed to get to another member state, they are desperate to leave the country.

https://twitter.com/MigrantVoiceUK :
Debate on Oct 10: Let Them Come: we have nothing to fear from high levels of immigration :

"The Daily Express is entitled to its own opinions but the Daily Express is not entitled to its own facts" - writeup on the Daily Express protest :

By https://twitter.com/Michael_K_Allen

More : http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/photos-protest-outside-offices-of.html , http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/stop-sponging-off-migrants-httpstwitter.html

Canadian woman's fight to stay in Britain after domestic abuse.


A Canadian woman who was attacked by her former partner is involved in an on-going legal battle to stay in Britain. Her case is said to be far from unique.

"Christine", 31, has been told she has to leave the country - where she has lived for almost six years - because rules allowing foreign domestic violence victims to stay in Britain do not apply to her.

This is because they were not married and her partner was not British...

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