"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 12 March 2014

Free Movement : 3,014 families put on hold by Home Office


'This is while the Home Office, judges and lawyers battle the harsh spouse minimum income threshold through the courts. For an idea of the human misery this is causing, see the distressing comments on this blog here, here and here.'

Regular readers of this blog, Migrants' Rights Network's page, and JCWI's page will be all too familiar with these distressing stories.


Mother forced to bring up daughter alone after her American husband is deported from Britain because he had cancer and is a '£98,000 burden on the taxpayer'.


'A British mother has been left to bring up her daughter alone after her American husband was kicked out of the country – because he  had cancer.

'Distraught Lorraine Marx, 56, nursed her husband Ralph Marx, also 56, when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

'But the Home Office ruled he had become a burden on the taxpayer – despite having private health cover – after the NHS billed him £98,000 for the emergency cancer treatment he had received.

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