My name is Lisa.
I met my husband to be, an American citizen, in 2008. In June 2010 we married in the States.
We are now approaching our 3rd wedding anniversary, (and we haven’t been together for any of them so far) and my husband and l are still living in separate countries, he’s in the US and I’m in the UK, even though we have been together for nearly 5 years.
I have read the testimonials of so many other people in my situation and frankly it makes me sick! I cannot believe that the government has the right to keep families apart simply because they don’t meet their criteria!!! Who made them Gods? Who gave them the power to decide who has the right to live as a family and who should live apart?? ...
Britain's closed for business: on immigration, we've cut off our nose to spite our face, and we, the voters, are to blame.
JCWI: One thing last Labour Government got right was immediate scrapping of Primary Purpose law – it served to divide families, what we would like to see is a similar promise over the family immigration restrictions brought in by the government last year. We are seeing people suffering from not being able to live with their children, from being split up – mostly for being poor. We need to see a change in this - we’d love to see Labour give us a promise on that and to actually take a more oppositional stance on this issue.
TNT campaign: The UKBA is a shambolic mess, sign our petition to demand improvements to visa services.
https://twitter.com/migrants_rights tweets : More people angry and distraught with UKBA service standards.
Tohoku, two years on.
Not strictly UK immigration related, but my own story is closely intertwined with this event - as well as the displacement of families and communities from the Fukushima area. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17330122
https://twitter.com/UKBAMonitor is well worth following! They say good things.
What would a Ukip Britain look like?
https://twitter.com/migrationuk tweets : Dates for your diary! East London gem 19 Princelet St will be open in the afternoon on 17, 21 & 24 March http://www.19princeletstreet.org.uk
( http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/saturday-links-curious-repeating.html )
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