The Big Day
Wednesday, 9 July 2014 from 10:00 to 20:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Big Day - 2 year anniversary of rules brought into force on 9 July 2012 which have particularly affected British residents and citizens wishing to sponsor a non-EU partner or elderly dependent relative to join them here.
Several events happening - please indicate which ones you will be attending so meeting rooms are of an appropriate size and you can be informed of changes.
Event 1: 10am – 11:30am APPG on Migration - Migrants Rights Network event
This meeting will consider the latest evidence about the impacts of the family migration rules across the UK, and will look closely at the position of lower income families outside London. It will follow up the work of the cross-party All Party Parliamentary Group on Migration inquiry which reported in 2013, to ask how far these rules are compatible with a fair and balanced approach to immigration, and with a family-friendly policy agenda.
Palace of Westminster, Houses of Parliament
Committee Room 14 (subject to change)
Event 2: 12:30 – 1:30pm Demonstration protesting the family migration rules - Divided Families event
Please bring banners, posters, photos of your family, as well as loud voices!
Outside the Home Office, Marsham Street
2 Marsham St, London SW1P 4DF
Event 3: 6:30 – 8pm Adult Dependant Relative report launch – JCWI and BritCits event
Adult Dependent Relative rules came into force two years ago which effectively ban elderly relatives joining their adult children in the UK. This report analyses the rules genesis, application and impact on families and children, providing a statistical analysis on the numbers applying and succeeding whilst also looking at Home Office decision making. This is the first report, produced by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants in collaboration with BritCits, which looks at the ADR rules in detail.
Committee Room 9
Palace of Westminster, Houses of Parliament, London.
(nearest tube is Westminster)
The event is hosted and chaired by Sarah Teather MP.
Come and hear researchers, experts and parliamentarians present their anaylses of the Report. Followed by a question and answer session. Opportunities to mingle and network from 6pm
When & Where
Human rights charity actively campaigning against immigration rules detrimentally impacting spouses/partners and adult dependant relatives of British citizens, residents and refugees.