"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.

Wednesday 16 October 2013

Mark Harper tells failed asylum seeker to go home

The Immigration Minister on Sunday told a failed Iraqi asylum seeker to go home live on the BBC current affairs broadcast Sunday Politics West.

The Gloucestershire MP, who told Esam Amin to leave the UK, said the five-time asylum applicant’s claim to stay in Britain was “ridiculous”.

The Conservative politician, a former accountant and noted Eurosceptic, recently backed the Home Office’s controversial ‘Go Home’ campaign targeting undocumented immigrants.

The campaign, which saw vans marked: “Here Illegally? Go Home or Risk Arrest,” drive around areas with high populations of ethnic minorities, has drawn widespread criticism.

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