"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.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Friday evening links

Why I'm not telling anybody about my wedding, and my relationship is a big secret.


http://loisrants.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/why-im-not-telling-anybody-about-my.html

Via https://twitter.com/rantsandrights
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Terrified teenager facing deportation gets help from Romford family.

http://www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/news/terrified_teenager_facing_deportation_gets_help_from_romford_family_1_3007025

A “terrified” teenager who has been living in England for almost 10 years is facing deportation.

Now his best friend’s family are fighting to keep him here...

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Guardian : It's not all immigrants who the Tories fear. It's the mobile poor.
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/23/immigrants-tories-fear-mobile-poor

The real aim of recent policies is to segregate belonging according to income. The more you earn, the more rights you have.
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Afghan veteran faces deportation.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/10450287/Afghan-veteran-faces-deportation.html

A Fijian soldier who twice fought for Britain in Afghanistan faces deportation after missing paperwork deadline - he says, because the Army did not pass the correct files on to him.
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Stories of families separated by the US/Mexico border.

http://cronkitezine.asu.edu/DividedFamilies/index.html
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Opendemocracy: The UK immigration minister Mark Harper mocked an Iraqi asylum-seeker on national television. Expert witnesses discover time and again that the Home Office fails honourable people who have valid claims for asylum.

http://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/peter-richardson/mark-harper-its-your-asylum-system-thats-not-credible-and-ridiculous

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