Yesterday the UK Government attempted to sneak out changes to it’s immigration rules for spouses, partners and children on the last day of Parliament. This is in response to a Supreme Court ruling which found the UK Government were failing to protect children and refusing to take into account alternative sources of income, support or savings.
The UK has some of the most draconian immigration rules in the world with an unnecessarily harsh income requirement, ludicrously complicated rules and ridiculous restrictions on how that income requirement can be met. Shockingly, almost half of the UK population would be excluded from ever being able to sponsor the person they love to come and join them, if that person happened to be from outside the EU.
The treatment of these families, and their elected representatives, has been totally disgraceful, and I look forward to returning to this issue after the recess.