A Kinross woman has vowed to fight controversial immigration legislation which threaten to split up her family.
Elaine Lloyd was stunned to learn that her British-born son Darren’s plans to move home with his South African bride and their three-year-old son could be blocked by Home Office rules.
As Darren Franklin’s wife Lizette was not born in an EU country she will probably have to return to South Africa after six months, leaving her husband and son Clayton behind.
Under the legislation, the family could be kept apart until Darren can earn a salary of £24,200 per year. The Migrants’ Rights Network said their plight was far from unique.
“Unfortunately this family is one of thousands which have been kept apart as a result of last year’s new immigration rules,” said Ruth Grove-White, policy director at the Migrants’ Rights Network.
“The Government has prioritised driving down migration levels over the rights of British people to live with their families in their own country.
“We think the Government urgently needs to look again at the rules to make sure that they are not needlessly separating British families,” she added.
Mrs Lloyd is campaigning for a change in the law which she claims “discriminates” against British passport holders who have non-EU spouses.
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