11 July 2017, 2-4pm Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, Westminster, SW1A 2LW
Register here for free attendance
Five years ago, the immigration rules for family members from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) were considerably tightened.
British citizens and residents must earn a minimum income of £18,600 in order to sponsor a non-EEA spouse or partner, alongside tough restrictions on sponsoring adult relatives who require care from family members in the UK.
A recent Supreme Court judgment now requires the Government to amend the Rules to better reflect its human rights obligations towards families and children. At the start of a new Parliament, this event will bring together politicians, lawyers, affected families and others to consider the impacts of these rules so far. It will consider the Government’s stated intention to increase the income threshold, and will ask whether the time has come for a wider rethink.
The meeting will be chaired by Kate Green MP. Confirmed speakers include Manjit Gill QC, No5 Chambers, Saira Grant, Chief Executive of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants. Other speakers TBC.
Attendance is free of charge. Register here.