New family migration rules: dividing families, disrupting integration
09/07/2012 - 09/07/2012 House of Lords, Westminister, London
The UK based Migrants Rights Network are organising an event in the House of Lords entitled 'New family migration rules: dividing famililes, disrupting integration' following proposed changes to the immigration regime in the United Kingdom recently released by the coalition government.
The British government has recently announced significant rule changes on family migration to the UK from outside the EU. From this date, people seeking to bring their spouse or partner, children and other close dependants to join them to the UK will face new barriers to family life in the UK.
This meeting, which will be chaired by Lord Judd, will hear from parliamentarians from across the political parties, family and children's charities, migrant groups and individuals who would be affected by the rule changes. It will be an opportunity to consider the implications of the new rules for family life - and the disproportionate impacts on certain communities - into the future.
Thomas Huddleston will bring international evidence to the debate on the UK’s new family reunification rules, primarily the newly introduced high income requirement.
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