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To: The UK Government
Allow UK citizens to bring their foreign spouses.
Reduce the salary required to bring foreign spouses into the UK from £18,600 to £12,000.
Since employees being offered full-time contracts is no longer guaranteed, UK citizens must be allowed to bring their foreign spouse to the UK as long as their payslips show earnings of £12,000 a year over a 6 month period, even if wages include overtime or consist of two or more part-time jobs.
Why is this important?
Back in 2012, the UK Government changed the required salary for UK residents to bring their foreign spouses into the country from £12,000 to £18,600. (An increase of more than 50%)
This is utterly unfair, was deemed so by the House of Lords, and is even disproportionate to inflation rates.
The House of Lords was concerned about immigration and therefore raised the issue in Parliament as to whether the impact on communities and families on modest incomes had been examined, but it received no direct response.
Many hard-working, tax-paying, law-abiding citizens — who prior to 2012, hoped to be settling towards a married life with their overseas partners, so long as they could acquire a full-time contract and salary of £12,000 or more — had their dreams shattered and their families' lives torn apart by this unjust legislation.
Furthermore, this legislation has done absolutely nothing to rid the UK of those unfit to live harmoniously with or adapt to the British way of life.