Please do move it to the Forum (and hope no funny things happen on the way)
THIS TOPIC BEING TRANSFERRED ( WITH GAYNOR'S PERMISSION ) TO THE FORUM SO WE CAN HAVE A GOOD OLD CHINWAG ON THE WHOLE SUBJECT OF IMMIGRATION THERE. PLEASE HOLD FIRE TILL TOMORROW WHEN SJ WILL HAVE COMPLETED THE HIGHLY TECHNICAL AND HAZARDOUS TRANSFER PROCEDURE....DIOLCH
Ceri (and Jack), I defer to your expertise in this matter. I sponsored two immigrants from the EU of Mexico back in the 70's and 80's when, at the time, it was an ominous thing to do; because you put any futuregovernmentbenefits to which you might be entitled on the line should they become incapacitated for any reason. Courts have since overturned those portions of the law governing sponsorship.
That we could
I'll go with the 'you and cyber cwrw' option. My todo list is already full to overflowing
RE: 'requirements'....we could I guess. So long as we dont pose as an advice bureau. Neither of us are up2date ( eleven years ago for me ) and we aint attorneys.
Harold, I believe British immigration rules are universal and apply to all nations. At least they used to when I last had much to do with them. He could apply for a visitors visa but if I recall correctly they only last for 3 months so he would have to arrange a new and higher income level in that time frame OR she would have to return. This of course would be a desperate gamble since there is no guarantee that she would be able to stay and there is no guarantee that she would have a home to return to after being away for three months. Having been through the rigmarole of legal immigration I must say that few people realize how difficult and risky it can be. Given the amount of work and the risks involved it doesn't surprise me that many choose the 'easy' route.
imho it needs to be a lot easier for certain categories of legal immigrants to live in the country of their choice. In particular I think that where relationships that were not forged for economic reasons are concerned there should be no impediment. Applying a cost benefit analysis based on income and potential tax revenue is barbaric and medieval.
Having said that I also believe that it needs to be made a lot harder for people to hop on a train and zoom through the chunnel or pole vault the Rio Grande.
A complex and multi faceted issue and I think SJ is correct to suggest that we have a Forum discussion for this one.
It certainly seems so at first glance! Blocking this lawful British Subject's wife and son is paramount to preventing him from coming home. However, it might be...I'm not saying it is...tit for tat. Los Estados Unidos de Mexico has some of the most repressive immigration laws anywhere. They imprison illegal emigrants from neighboring Central American countries--often in harsh conditions--while encouraging their own citizens to ignore the laws of other countries.
I honestly don't know the law on this but it's certainly an ass. While this country protects the rights of people who spread religious hatred (not to mention rapists and other criminals), they don't allow in someone who is honest. Blydi barmy,
Wouldn't it be possible to get a visitor's visa for his wife and son temporarily?
Yeah...he updates 2 or 3 times a week. Lets put him in for a bit
Wouldn't take the feed