Open Letter to Boris Johnson - 9th July 2020
In 2012, as part of the hostile environment, a minimum income requirement [MIR] of £18,600 was put in place for families with a non-EU parent that must be earned by the British spouse. A figure that is far higher than the minimum wage and a salary that 40% of people in this country do not earn. Many are putting their own lives and those of their family at risk just to meet the MIR.
On 9th July 2020, the 8th anniversary of the MIR, Reunite Families UK are sending an Open Letter to Boris Johnson to ask him to think again and remove the MIR, so that families can stay together, no matter what.
List of Signatures
Supported by Joanna Lumley and with signatures from over 1000 affected families as well as organisations such as JCWI andThe 3 Million; we also have signature support from barristers, journalists, mental health, academics, human and child welfare/rights and the International Observatory of Human Rights.