"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.

Friday 11 July 2014

Eastern Daily Press : Hemsby couple fighting to stay together fear Home Office battle might be lost


'A woman fighting to stay with her British husband fears she is losing the battle after she was fired from her job as a carer.

'Arlene and Stephen Watty, of Hemsby, have been trapped in an immigration battle for more than two years after Mrs Watty, who is from the Philippines, had her application to stay in the UK after their wedding turned down.

'At the time, the Home Office said Mr Watty did not earn enough money, adding there was no reason why they could not live together in the Philippines.

'The couple last year lost their appeal and are appealing a second time.

'But, while they wait for the Home Office to decide their fate, 45-year-old Mrs Watty has lost her job because of the uncertainty surrounding her legal case to stay in the country.

'Tonight, BBC Newsnight will feature the Wattys in a programme looking at an immigration rule which stops couples living together in the UK if the British spouse earns less than £18,600 a year.

'Mr Watty was unemployed when his wife first applied for leave to remain in November 2012, but he now runs a fencing business.'

Previously - ‘I do not want to be separated from my husband’ - east Norfolk couple facing immigration battle


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