"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.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service Visa Decisions

Useful resource for those considering using their European rights in Ireland.


Via Facebook.

Check out this page and open the PDF file at the bottom. It is updated weekly and has details of visas granted/refused in Dublin and the reasons why. There have been non-EU spouses refused entry to to live with EEA spouse exercising treaty right but mostly for silly reasons like not providing marriage certificate etc...


https://twitter.com/MandaKasravi tweets :
Why has family immigration debate results been pushed to June? When I phoned in April I was told it would be mid may?

https://twitter.com/APPGMigration tweets :
drafting the report took some time given the large volume of people affected who submitted to the inquiry.

https://twitter.com/gerardhearne tweets :
Will anyone listen to our various tales of what is a #settlementvisanightmare ?


https://twitter.com/annbur1 tweets :
i am separated from my husband because of the new rules, so i am setting up business' in his country.
i have no choice, my kids and grandkids are here, but they support my reasons for leaving.
i am a care worker, and do not speak any other language, he is from gambia.


https://twitter.com/BBC_Hampshire tweets :
A baby who was refused vital NHS surgery on her arm because of her parents' immigration status has had the operation http://bbc.in/15MJHMO

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seventeen_Rules_of_Enjuin - 'You should rescue even such patients as you dislike or hate. You should do virtuous acts, but in such a way that they do not become known to people. To do good deeds secretly is a mark of virtue.'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_Asaph - 'Do not keep [in your hearts] the vindictiveness of hatred with regard to a sick man'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_the_Hindu_physician - 'You shall assist Brahmins, venerable persons, poor people, women, ascetics, pious people seeking your assistance, widows and orphans and any one you meet on your errands, as if they were your own relatives. This will be right conduct.'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Simiao - 'A Great Physician should not pay attention to status, wealth or age; neither should he question whether the particular person is attractive or unattractive, whether he is an enemy or friend, whether he is a Chinese or a foreigner, or finally, whether he is uneducated or educated. He should meet everyone on equal grounds. He should always act as if he were thinking of his close relatives.'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declaration_of_Geneva / http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physician%27s_Oath - 'I will not permit considerations of religion, nationality, race, party politics or social standing to intervene between my duty and my patient.'

 - 'May I never see in the patient anything but a fellow creature in pain.' 

Britons obsess about immigration, Germans focus on education.


https://twitter.com/BritCits immigrant of the day :
Martin Sorrell born to Russian-Romanian Jewish family,founded advertising monolith WPP Group.

https://twitter.com/IndyVoices tweets :
"The Conservative Party is eating itself alive": Matthew Norman writes on the EU debacle

https://twitter.com/FullFact tweets :
Our factsheet on the EU & public attitudes to EU membership http://bit.ly/181aDFJ

https://twitter.com/BritCits tweets :
Rich migrants welcome say govt yet breaking up Brit families.Spare thought for '000s of domestic staff rich bring in

Housing clampdown could drive migrants into poor quality accommodation.


Some of the hate-filled reaction to the appointment of the first black woman in an Italian government highlights the need for public figures adopt a zero tolerance approach to comments likely to incite violence and racism, says NGO network.


100 witnesses to be called for inquest into death of Jimmy Mubenga, who struggled with guards as he was being deported.


Hackney: 100 images of migration - 'we want your photographs and objects'.


UKBA campaign: 'UK Border Agency told me to apply for wrong visa costing £991'.


https://twitter.com/mrjamesmack tweets :
The positive case for immigration in Scotland and independence, as made by @cllrchasbooth @humzayousaf on #newsnicht

What if it was you? My friendship with a Somali refugee.


https://twitter.com/NelsonMandela tweets :
"I have never welcomed the weakening of family ties by politics or pressure"

https://twitter.com/one_by_two tweets :
By paying Rs.50000 xtra you can get UK Visa on the same day.If you pay Rs.10000 further, the Queen will come to your house to deliver it.

https://twitter.com/FareedZakaria tweets :
By 2014, remittances from migrants will pass half a trillion dollars, four times official development aid: World Bank http://bit.ly/YB0qgz

https://twitter.com/eurocrat tweets :
My favourite eurosceptic line: "I love Europe, but not fellow Europeans who want to work and pay taxes here" #immigrants

In commemoration of Nakba Day, Visualizing Palestine's latest infographic.


Six Twitter users have been sentenced to a year in prison each by a Bahrain court today for allegedly insulting King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on the micro-blogging site.


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