"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.
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"When people's love is divided by law, it is the law that needs to change". -
David Cameron.

Tuesday 15 April 2014

Family separated due to ‘callous’ immigration rules


'‘Callous’ immigration rules have left a family separated by thousands of miles because a woman’s health prevents her earning more than £18,600.

'Scott Henderson has not seen his son Alex, 11, for two years.

'He is prevented from rejoining his family in Lakenheath because his wife, Leighsa Henderson, is unable to meet the Government’s financial requirements.

'Leighsa, 42, said: “Alex really missing his dad. He’s old enough to realise how long things are going to be.

'“It’s difficult having your partner so far away when they could be there to support you.”

Leighsa's story was previously featured here :

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