"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, 23 October 2014

Living in the shadows: When Brits are made illegal

Source : Politics.co.uk

http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2014/10/23/living-in-the-shadows-when-brits-are-madeillegal

'... A hard-working single father, Aubrey was sacked from his job of three years when he couldn't prove his immigration status. For the past nine months, he has been reliant on borrowing money from friends and family. His passport, with its precious 'indefinite leave to remain' stamp, was lost some years back. When he made a new application earlier this year, it was refused. When his solicitor started judicial review proceedings, the Home Office initially defended the case, although they backed down before it went in front of a judge.'

"Surprised Brits" report tells of long-term residents shocked to discover they are 'illegal immigrants' :
http://www.migrantsrights.org.uk/news/2014/surprised-brits-report-tells-long-term-residents-shocked-discover-they-are-illegal-immigra
http://www.lag.org.uk/magazine/2014/10/the-unintended-victims-of-%27a-hostile-environment%27.aspx

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