All Party Parliamentary Group on Immigration Inquiry into new family immigration rules, deadline for response 31 January 2013
The inquiry will review:
- the new minimum annual income requirement of £18,600 for British nationals and permanent residents who want to bring non-EEA spouses or partners to the UK
- new rules on sponsorship of non-EEA adult/elderly dependents applying to come to the UK
The APPG on Migration inquiry will particularly seek answers to the following questions:
- What does the available evidence suggest have been the impacts of the new minimum income requirement and new rules affecting elderly dependents on potential sponsors and/or applicants since July 2012?
- Does available evidence suggest that the new minimum income requirement for sponsoring non-EEA spouses and partners to come to the UK has been set at the right level? Please provide support for your view.
- Please provide details of any other economic, social or practical considerations relating to the new minimum income requirement and the new rules affecting elderly dependents which could usefully inform this inquiry.
- The Coalition Government stated that its objectives in introducing new family migration rules were to tackle abuse, promote integration and relieve any burden on the taxpayer caused by family migration to the UK. Are the new family migration rules meeting these objectives? What contribution to the reduction of net migration can the new family migration rules be expected to make?
- What role does family life play in the integration process in the UK? How should the immigration system recognise and support the value of family life?
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