Monday, 16 December 2013

Archbishop speaks up about the immigration policy dividing families

Archbishop Vincent Nichols:

The new regulations make demands that are, in practice, very difficult to meet. One is that British spouses prove a disposable annual income of £18,600 if they want to sponsor a foreign spouse. This sum is well above the earnings of full-time workers receiving the national minimum wage, and research shows that it excludes up to 47% of Britain’s working population.

I should clarify that it’s not only for spouses. These rules apply for any partner.

Only the well-off are permitted to live here with whomever they choose to love.

The Archbishop also says that he was upset when he heard the heartbreaking stories of families divided by these new rules. I was too when I read through the stories collected by BritCits. Have a read. These inhumane rules need to be changed.