"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.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Friday evening links

Why I'm not telling anybody about my wedding, and my relationship is a big secret.


Via https://twitter.com/rantsandrights

Terrified teenager facing deportation gets help from Romford family.


A “terrified” teenager who has been living in England for almost 10 years is facing deportation.

Now his best friend’s family are fighting to keep him here...


Guardian : It's not all immigrants who the Tories fear. It's the mobile poor.

The real aim of recent policies is to segregate belonging according to income. The more you earn, the more rights you have.

Afghan veteran faces deportation.

A Fijian soldier who twice fought for Britain in Afghanistan faces deportation after missing paperwork deadline - he says, because the Army did not pass the correct files on to him.

Stories of families separated by the US/Mexico border.


Opendemocracy: The UK immigration minister Mark Harper mocked an Iraqi asylum-seeker on national television. Expert witnesses discover time and again that the Home Office fails honourable people who have valid claims for asylum.


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