Early day motion 914

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That this House notes that the new family immigration rules impose a minimum earnings requirement of £18,600, with an additional £3,800 for the first child and £2,400 for each additional child, in respect of partners and children from outside the EU seeking to join their partners and parents resident in the UK; further notes that the sponsoring partner is subject to enforced separation in that she or he is required to work in the UK for at least six months before the application can be made; further notes that the new immigration rules are to be challenged in the Administrative Court in Birmingham from 5 to 8 February 2013; believes that the new immigration rules are irrational and discriminate against British citizens, those settled in the UK and those with refugee or humanitarian protection leave on grounds including gender and race-ethnicity; further believes that the new rules are preventing British and settled families on lower incomes from being reunited and enjoying family life with their non-EEA family members contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights and other international instruments; and calls on the Government immediately to withdraw that aspect of the new family immigration rules which impose the minimum earnings requirement reverting back to the predecessor rule which adequately ensured that there was no recourse to public funds.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 16.01.2013
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 22.01.2013
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 15.01.2013
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 14.01.2013
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 22.01.2013
Huppert, Julian Liberal Democrats Cambridge 25.03.2013
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 17.01.2013
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 23.01.2013
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 21.01.2013
Mudie, George Labour Party Leeds East 22.01.2013
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 22.01.2013
Rogerson, Dan Liberal Democrats North Cornwall 24.01.2013
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 16.01.2013