"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

Get Braulio back with his family and Facebook campaigning


'Kirsty needs her husband and Mya needs her Daddy! Due to a ridiculous new change in immigration law, Braulio is not being allowed to return to the UK after a family trip to Brazil,despite having a British wife for over 4 years and a British born daughter.

'One of my oldest friends fell in love. They became parents, got married and made a home together as a family!

'Unfortunately, during a family holiday back to Braulio's home country of Brazil and after 4 years of marriage they found out our immigration system here in the U.K won't give him a Visa to allow him back into the U.K.

'I could go on about our immigration system etc but the basic idea of this Facebook page is to show them how much support they have. Hopefully Kirsty will update the page with all the formal details.'

Families affected by the rules have set up many other Facebook campaigns to draw attention to their plight. Here are some of them :

'A marriage of three: Me, my husband, and UKBA' - https://www.facebook.com/groups/309071262570483/ (Emma and Haytham : http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/haytham )

'Families united, not torn apart by politics' - https://www.facebook.com/familiesunitednotapart

'Family life is a right not a privilege' - https://www.facebook.com/FamilyLifeIsARightNotAPrivilege (previously : http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/family-life-is-right-not-privilege.html )

'Help - I don't earn enough for my children to have the right to a family' - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Help-i-dont-earn-enough-for-my-children-to-have-the-right-to-a-family/323622374426634

'I just want to be able to live with my husband/wife in my country' - https://www.facebook.com/pages/I-just-want-to-be-able-to-live-with-my-husbandwife-in-my-country/170309133150324

'Married and living apart due to UKBA's current unrealistic requirements' - https://www.facebook.com/keptapartbyunrealisticrequirements

'We meet ALL the requirements but UKBA still refused our visa' - https://www.facebook.com/WeMeetAllTheRequirementsButUkbaStillRefusedOurVisa

'You cant buy LOVE, but the UKBA think you can' - https://www.facebook.com/pages/You-cant-buy-LOVE-but-the-UKBA-think-you-can/174992366006252

Community Organising is about building power and participating in democracy: being realistic in what we demand and winning key victories to improve the lives of communities across the country. - Citizens UK.

Ordinary people have enormous power to act - that power just needs to be taken.

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