"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, 11 July 2013


Out of the blue, this arrived in the BritCits inboxes this morning :

Please find attached a copy of the judgment in our Jr against the Imm Rules - we were successful in part you will be pleased to hear!

Thank you for your contribution. -
Stuart Luke
Bhatia Best Ltd

A copy of the judgement was attached, which I've uploaded here for posterity : http://www.scribd.com/doc/153242486/05-07-13-approved-judgment

A number of BritCits and Family Immigration Alliance supporters and associates contributed evidence to this case, in the form of their stories.

When we were approached, we rounded a few people up whose stories fitted the profiles they were looking for, and let them tell their stories.

Getting a note like this is the icing on the cake which was a truly excellent week. Thanks to all who contributed, WE MADE A DIFFERENCE. I can't emphasise that enough.

Along with the APPG report, this emphasises to me how all aspects of this campaign - legal, political, grassroots, social media, even academic and artistic - are intedependent, and move forward together. And how people supporting each other and showing solidarity can make a difference.

Previously : 'High Court finds minimum income rules disproportionate and unjustified.' - http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/the-big-news.html

Almost exactly a year after they were first introduced, Mr Justice Blake sitting in the High Court has in a lengthy, complex and very carefully considered judgment found that the controversial immigration rules requiring a minimum income of at least £18,600 for spouse visa applications are ‘unjustified and disproportionate’ where the sponsor is a refugee or a British citizen.

 So - if you are affected by the iniquitous family division rules and haven't sent your story in yet, get in touch. You never know where it might lead.

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