"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.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Love Letters to the Home Office

http://lovelettershome.org/

'Once upon a time, UK immigration law stated clearly: “at the centre of the UK immigration policy is the family unit.”


'This changed with the adoption of the 2012 Family Immigration Law. On 11 June 2012 the Government announced changes to the Immigration Rules for non-European Economic Area (non-EEA) nationals applying to enter or remain in the UK on the family migration route

'Now, a restrictive income requirement and other regulations mean the UK government can deny residence visas and legally separate husbands from wives, parents from children, and tear apart entire families.

'This project seeks to:

    Unite the families separated by the law: creating a community of those affected and ending individual isolation
    Draw attention to the law, and the fact that the UK currently has different human rights for families depending on how much they earn
    Call for change from the Government
    Show support for the Home Office and demonstrate the urgent need for investment, infrastructure and increased manpower within the Visa and Immigration systems, call for change in this area

The first stories are now online :
http://lovelettershome.org/stories/dee-david/
http://lovelettershome.org/stories/david-emilie/
http://lovelettershome.org/stories/love-letter-sarah-and-jeff/
http://lovelettershome.org/stories/joanne/
http://lovelettershome.org/stories/sion-vanessa-daughters/
http://lovelettershome.org/stories/stella-simo/
http://lovelettershome.org/stories/steve-yoko/
http://lovelettershome.org/stories/steph/
http://lovelettershome.org/stories/lindsay-and-neil/

Twitter : https://twitter.com/lovelettershome
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/lovelettershome

Previously :
http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/love-letters-to-home-office-loveletters.html




We're delighted to support this wonderful initiative.

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