"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 25 December 2013

From the comments section : The Bradleys

'Thank you all so much for the work you do!! Would love to share our story with you someday. We had planned on moving back to the UK to raise our family there and as a base for our businesses, until at immigration in Inverness I was updated on the changes to the spousal visa. Now we are back in Thailand ( where we had lived before our journey to Scotland) and in total limbo.'

The Bradleys' excellent blog : http://phuketfamily.blogspot.co.uk/p/about.html

'Changes to the UK spousal visa have made it terribly difficult for Brits ( like myself) married to non EU citizens ( like my husband) to reside there. The spousal visa was changed in a government effort to make people think it was doing something to curb mass immigration, but in reality it has made over 18,000 families displaced or in distress because of its changes. Namely, there is an income stipulation that the Brit alone must meet in order for their spouse and children to qualify for the spousal visa. The amount required is more than what the majority of Brits make and therefor deemed by many to be unjustified. To put things into perspective, if my husband was from an EU country such as France, we would have no requirements whatsoever ( income or other!) for him to live there. It's a deeply upsetting issue impacting thousands of families like us, but thankfully the Migrants Rights Network and others are fighting it. You can find out more about their work here.'

Thanks for sharing your story and good luck. 

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