"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.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Married but alone: The student couple separated by immigration laws


'Imagine being recently married, but forced to live separately from your partner. For many married students, this is a reality.

'In July 2012, the government increased the salary requirement for a British person bringing a non-EU spouse into the UK to £18,600. If the couple have children, the amount rises to £22,400, with an extra £2,400 for every child thereafter.

'The income requirement does not take the non-EU partner's income into consideration, only that of the British partner. Nor are regional differences in pay considered, so someone in London is much more likely to be able to meet the requirement than someone from other parts of the UK where the average salary is lower.

'Around 47% of the working population would not be able to meet the requirement, according to the charity BritCits, a human rights organisation campaigning on behalf of families with immigration problems.... '

More stories about students : http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/student

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