"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.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Free Movement blog : 3,641 families put on hold

http://www.freemovement.org.uk/3641-families-put-on-hold/

'The Home Office has updated its statistics on the number of families with pending applications separated by the £18,600 minimum income threshold for spouses. At the end of December 2013 it was 3,014. At the end of March it stood at 3,641. That is a LOT of separated families and an almost unimaginable amount of anguish. All caused by the Government David Cameron said in Opposition he wanted to be the most family friendly Government we’ve ever had in this country and that is about everything we do to support families and it’s about supporting every sort of family.”'

Number of settlement applications from non-EEA partners on hold pending the results of a judicial review :
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/number-of-non-eea-partner-applications-on-hold-pending-outcome-of-judicial-review/number-of-settlement-applications-from-non-eea-partners-on-hold-pending-the-results-of-a-judicial-review

Current number of cases on hold
Settlement visa applications made overseas     3,134
Leave to remain applications made in the UK     507

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