"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 19 February 2014

Family immigration rules and class-based exclusion

By https://twitter.com/AlaSirriyeh

A great piece.

'In her book Revolting Subjects, Imogen Tyler describes how the poor have become regarded as 'failed citizens'. The new minimum income threshold effectively links the right to family life (set out in Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights) with income levels and those on lower incomes are effectively lesser citizens as they find that this right has been eroded. Just as responsible families engage in paid employment rather than sitting on welfare, do not live in housing that is beyond their means and do not have more children than they can afford to support; personal relationships have been commodified and ordered into basic necessities and luxuries. In contrast to transnational elites, the new family migration rules imply that those on low incomes who are in international relationships are living beyond their means and need to be disciplined. '


Adult Dependant Relatives in Edinburgh, this Thursday, 6:30 pm


JCWI are in Edinburgh to discuss the effects of the immigration rules of adult dependant relatives. If you're in the area and have time, do drop by.

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