"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.

Tuesday 25 February 2014

Family split apart by immigration rules


'A young Welsh American family is being torn apart by controversial immigration rules with the mother and her 18-month-old baby being forced to leave Britain and fly across the Atlantic today while her teacher husband stays in Wales.

'Gower College lecturer Matthew Pudner, 35, of Skewen, Neath, met his librarian wife Molly, originally from California, while both worked in New York.

'When their son Solomon was born 18 months ago their decided to re-locate to Wales so Solomon would have close access to Matthew’s family and last September both quit their jobs to start a new life in Neath.

'But because the couple did not have jobs on arrival in the UK and did not have the required savings in the bank, Mrs Pudner was denied a spousal visa and only allowed to stay for six months which is up today...'

More : http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/family-split-apart-immigration-rules-6607837

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