"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 6 November 2013

'A DISTRAUGHT Wadebridge woman is desperate to be reunited with her husband after the Home Office banned him from moving to the UK.'

'Rachel Preston, 23, is currently in her final year at university in London and under UK law is only able to bring her Egyptian husband in to the country if she meets an £18,600-a-year earnings requirement.'


Rachel writes :
'... This is a massive kick in the teeth for those of us, British citizens, who are separated from their partners and in some cases their own children, due to Theresa May’s impossible immigration laws. In July 2012, the government introduced a minimum income threshold of £18,600-a-year for British citizens seeking family life in the UK with their non-EEA partner. The threshold is substantially higher if the couple have children. Furthermore, the government ceased to allow third-party support and only allow savings of over £16,000 to contribute to the financial requirement if British citizen’s income falls below the threshold. The devastating impact of these new rules can be seen here at BritCits, a group dedicated to campaigning for these rules to be overturned. '


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