“Family life is a human right, let the families in!” Gathered outside the Home Office on Thursday afternoon, a small but passionate crowd demonstrated against Home Secretary Theresa May’s rigid family migration laws.
July 9 marked the third anniversary since May introduced rigid financial requirements for all British citizens wishing to settle here with a partner born outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
In order to exercise the fundamental human right to family life, the British partner must earn at least £18,600 a year.
That figure increases to £22,400 if they want to bring in a child. Bringing additional children requires a further £2,400 of income per child.