Last Tuesday evening, I was asked to appear on to BBC South Today to talk about the problems with getting spouse visas. The programme focused on a couple who live in Southampton with their two children. The husband is British and the wife Japanese, and she has been refused leave to remain in the UK.
Although this couple are not clients, I have clients in the same position and I think it’s important to highlight the issue. So many people think immigration should be curbed further, but when faced with the real human side of the current laws, and the fact that British people are being separated from their partners and children, most realise the laws are unreasonable and wrong.