"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.

Monday 9 September 2013

The BritCits pack - hundreds of stories. A portfolio of British citizens and residents adversely affected by UK’s family immigration rules :


Family divided across Atlantic by 'inhumane' migration rules.

'Nine years later, they are happily married with a five-year-old son, Vincent. They have lived in the UK and the US, but decided to move back to Mr Bailey's hometown of Stockton-on-Tees in March so that their son could start school in Britain.

'But new family migration rules brought in last July, which require British citizens to earn a £18,600 salary before their non-European Economic Area (EEA) spouse can live in the UK, mean that Stacey was forced to stay in Atlanta until Guy found a job. She had to miss her son's first day at school last week....'

More : http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/families-being-torn-apart-by-migration.html
Guy's story : http://blessayfrombritannia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/all-fun-of-unfair.html

'If you're a street sweeper, you're not entitled to find love outside the country':
https://twitter.com/andrewpercy MP on the family migration rules.


'This briefing aims to highlight emerging issues relating to the minimum income requirement  since the release of the APPG on Migration inquiry report in June 2013. It is informed by  ongoing contact with affected families as well as by contact with lawyers and wider legal  associations on this matter. All case studies are drawn from families who have directly contacted MRN regarding their situation.'

Shocking :
25% of the EEA2 RC applications not processed within the maximum 6 months allowed by EU laws.


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