UK Government visa rules challenges thinking on integrated society
4 September 2014
When it comes to immigration, there are surely few people who would be better integrated into British culture than those who are married to (and, perhaps, parents of) British citizens. However, the UK Governments new visa rules, introduced in 2012, restrict the rights of citizens who want to bring their foreign spouses to live with them.
In a recent article for The Conversation Dr Daniel Newman examines the seemingly unfair impact on low –to-middle-income families, the difficult choices faced my many unable to meet the strict criteria, and asks, are these rules are actively undermining British family values with an immigration system that decries the sanctity of marriage?