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Re: Alert: Rule Changes
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2012, 11:49:53 AM »
Thanks for this Caligirl!

So little information after so much drama?! It just seems like electioneering to me - they pop out DG every now and then to remind the good British people how much they should hate immigrants!  >:(

Hopefully we'll get some hard facts soon - clearly going to be bad news, but less uncertainty would be brilliant!

Seriously! I mean how little info was that?! - it does look like a lot of the things brought up in the consultation are going through - like the tests to establish genuine marriages and upping the English language requirement. Unfortunately, most of what I've found has focused on the economic side. It'll be nice to get some firm details on the relationship side.
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Re: Alert: Rule Changes
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2012, 11:52:22 AM »
If the 26,000 is implemented would that be before or after taxes? Does anybody know? Been curious about that.
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Re: Alert: Rule Changes
« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2012, 11:57:20 AM »
So basically my husband with a master's degree wouldn't be able to sponsor me if we were doing this after April because he only makes £21,500 a year even though we could still live comfortably on that. What a crock of bull.


Re: Alert: Rule Changes
« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2012, 12:04:05 PM »
We don't know what the figure will be because they haven't said what it will be.  Even after the speech, it looks like we will have to wait for the particulars.


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Re: Alert: Rule Changes
« Reply #34 on: February 02, 2012, 12:21:24 PM »


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Re: Alert: Rule Changes
« Reply #35 on: February 02, 2012, 01:14:50 PM »
now every year i make $13,838 on my job and on my SS. i think thats enough to support two people. plus what her parents give and what she gets.


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Re: Alert: Rule Changes
« Reply #36 on: February 02, 2012, 01:17:13 PM »
now every year i make $13,838 on my job and on my SS. i think thats enough to support two people. plus what her parents give and what she gets.

I think that is technically below the poverty line isn't it?


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Re: Alert: Rule Changes
« Reply #37 on: February 02, 2012, 01:18:17 PM »
I was a bit encouraged by the part about What we need is a national consensus on how we can make immigration work for Britain. We are evidently a long way from such a consensus as meaning some of the more radical reforms are unlikely to go through?

Doesn't seem like we're much closer to knowing the April rules changes though.


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Re: Alert: Rule Changes
« Reply #38 on: February 02, 2012, 01:20:58 PM »
I was a bit encouraged by the part about What we need is a national consensus on how we can make immigration work for Britain. We are evidently a long way from such a consensus as meaning some of the more radical reforms are unlikely to go through?

Doesn't seem like we're much closer to knowing the April rules changes though.
I think they know that if they try to push something too radical that it is going to be automatically challenged in the courts and never see the light of day.
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Re: Alert: Rule Changes
« Reply #39 on: February 02, 2012, 01:28:56 PM »
The Guardian quotes DG as saying "Bringing people to this country who can play no role in the life of this country is equally unacceptable."

My US wife makes $6000 per year on Social Security Disability, less than half of the US poverty level.

So only people with good incomes can bring their disabled spouses into the UK?  ::)

IMO all political parties in the UK are bad but I hope that when people on here become citizens and go to the polling station they remember which party did what to immigration policy.

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Re: Alert: Rule Changes
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Re: Alert: Rule Changes
« Reply #41 on: February 02, 2012, 01:41:56 PM »

So only people with good incomes can bring their disabled spouses into the UK?  ::)

Yeah, why don't they just euthanize all the OAP's while they're at it (unless of course they're millionaires).
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Re: Alert: Rule Changes
« Reply #42 on: February 02, 2012, 01:47:02 PM »
This was interesting in mentioning a 'real announcement' in a week or so

http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/the-staggers/2012/02/immigration-migrants-green


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Re: Alert: Rule Changes
« Reply #43 on: February 02, 2012, 01:56:49 PM »
I think they know that if they try to push something too radical that it is going to be automatically challenged in the courts and never see the light of day.

well lets hope they dont do that, and if they do i hope its challanged in court


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Re: Alert: Rule Changes
« Reply #44 on: February 02, 2012, 02:17:45 PM »
Just found info that the 25,700 limit would be before taxes are taken out.My boyfriend makes about 36,000 so huge sigh of relief for me. I can see this being challenged the day it's implemented.

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'And it is the higher threshold which looks more likely to be implemented, judging by David Cameron’s approach in his high profile speech last month, which focused on family migration, and which used essentially the same threshold (the £20,000 post-tax figure in Cameron’s speech being equivalent to a pre-tax level of £25,700).'
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