"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 16 November 2013

Afghan veteran threatened with deportation allowed to stay.


 'A Fijian soldier threatened with deportation after twice fighting for Britain in Afghanistan has been allowed to stay after the Home Secretary intervened personally on his behalf.

'Filimone Lacanivalu, who has served in the Armed Forces for nine years, was due to be flown back to Fiji on Sunday night but following a personal review of his case by Theresa May and Mark Harper, the immigration minister, he has been granted permission to remain.

'Mr Lacanivalu, 34, has been detained for the past month at an immigration centre near Heathrow Airport after he went to see officials at a Home Office centre in Croydon, south London, to clear up his residency status. '

MP in last ditch bid to halt Vietnam veteran's deportation.


'AN MP has demanded to see the Immigration Minister in a last-ditch attempt to stop a Vietnam veteran from being kicked out of Scotland.

'Jim Hood wants the decision to deport pensioner Marx Hirsch, who has lived here for 47 years, to be reversed.

'He hopes to plead the former navy petty officer’s case with minister Mark Harper on Monday – just
24 hours before Marx, 74, fears border agents will turn up at his door in Stonehouse, Lanarkshire, and march him off to the airport. '

Home Office issues 'end of life plan' to hunger-striking asylum seeker.


Decision to keep mentally ill Nigerian man in immigration detention centre seen as part of hardline approach by ministers.

"I was afraid, but now I am a skeleton and almost dead.

"There is so little of me left and I am not afraid. But they – the authorities – have not treated me as a human being and that is wrong."

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