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10 June 2012 @ 10:45 am
Current proposals by Theresa May, Home Secretary propose that in the future, if you want to bring a non-EU husband, wife or partner to live with you in the UK (assuming you are a British citizen) then you need to earn:

£ 25,700 to bring your husband/wife/partner in
£ 37,000 to bring your husband/wife/partner and one child in
£ 49,300 to bring your husband/wife/partner and two children in
£ 62,600 to bring your husband/wife/partner and three children in

What do you think of this idea?

Is this a good idea?

::Raeyn::Lillith::Allriendrae::: Shicken!raeyn on June 11th, 2012 05:50 pm (UTC)
From The Guardian today:

• Anyone wanting to sponsor a partner to settle in the UK will have to have a minimum income of £18,600. If they have a child, the threshold will be £22,400. For every extra child, the threshold will rise by £2,400.

So apparently, that brings it back to a less balls insane level (yanno, since the claims that people on marriage visas are eligible for, or would even NEED benefits is scaremongering a bit). An article in The Independent adds:

Mrs May will lay down new rules today preventing immigrants earning less than £18,600 a year from bringing their families into the UK.

The threshold is lower than originally planned, but the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants warned that it would still mean nearly half of applications would be rejected and some 15,000 families would be forced to live apart. The council's Habib Rhaman said: "These measures are the actions of a vicious government.".

Edited at 2012-06-11 05:52 pm (UTC)
almostwitty.comalmostwitty on June 11th, 2012 06:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you for pointing that out :)
::Raeyn::Lillith::Allriendrae::raeyn on June 11th, 2012 06:28 pm (UTC)

Glad to add it as an addendum to your post! :)