New legislation is set to make a two tier immigration system in this country. Any immigrant who wants to bring a spouse will be required to earn at least £18,600. Further to this there will be restrictions on the periods in which settlement can be applied for and restrictions on the elderly. This legislation will also include a review of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (right to respect for private and family life without interference of a public authority) in regard to immigration cases.
On Monday 9th July, Lord Judd will chair a meeting hearing from parliamentarians, charities, and migrant groups who’ll be affected by the new legislation. The Migrants' Right Network along with Joint Council of Welfare for Immigrants are encouraging anybody angered or affected by the changes to get to Parliament early and contact their MP to show them where the legislation has gone wrong. The meeting will take place in The Grand Committee Room, Palace of Westminster 6.30 – 8pm. From 4.30pm there will be public demonstration outside the Home Office.
To register for the meeting: http://familymigration.eventbrite.com/