'I too am in the same situation as many others. I have a partner who is a
Filipino and together we have a one-year-old son.
'My son and I are both
'We are in despair over the new visa rule that I must
earn £18,600 for my partner to be able to enter the UK.
'I do work but I
don't earn this amount, it's impossible to do so when I am really
classed as a single mother in this country.'
Women, young people and non-Londoners most affected by changes to family immigration policy : http://www.migrationobservatory.ox.ac.uk/press-releases/women-young-people-and-non-londoners-are-most-affected-changes-family-migration-polic
Amanda's story highlight the discriminatory impact of the rules on women in particular.
They also highlight the stupidity of the argument that the rules are about protecting the taxpayer. How does forcing a woman into single parenthood protect the taxpayer?