Home Office Subvert Campaign - 9th July 2019
7 years ago, Theresa May created her Hostile Environment. In 2019, this policy has seen 10's of 1000s of innocent, loving families/couples torn apart just because one of them isn't British. Meet some of our families here and share their stories on Twitter from 9th July @ 9.30am
Newspaper Articles relating to the subvert campaign
For the last two years, Reunite Families UK and JCWI have been putting our voices to another use in the campaign by putting on A Christmas Carol on the steps of St Martin in the Field in London's famous Trafalgar Square. Families travel from all over the UK to join us as we raise awareness about the cruel rules that tear families and children apart. Christmas is an especially hard time for our families but it is the children who really lose out. Details will be posted later in the year for our 2019 Christmas Carol event in London so please join us!
We are currently working with JCWI to build more awareness within Parliament about the rules ahead of the Immigration Bill that is currently in progress. Bringing the reality of the rules to the MPs is a crucial part of this work and with our voices of experience within this group we can show the real impact of these cruel rules on innocent families.
Reunite Families UK took part of the evidence gathering for the 2018 UN Special Rapporteur visit to the UK. To find out more about this visit click here
CRAE Evidence Gathering
In 2018, Reunite Families UK took part in gathering evidence for CRAE's State of Children's Rights
Raising awareness within sectors that deal with children's welfare is crucial for the campaign as the impacts of the UK visa rules on children's mental health is cruel and inhumane and yet no-one seems to recognise this fact. Getting organisations like CRAE and The Children's Commissioner to be more aware of this plays a significant part in our campaign work.
The Children's Commissioner
Last year we met with The Children's Commissioner's Head of Policy to highlight the appalling, inhumane and unnecessary impact of the UK family visa rules on children. After a report published in 2015, Family Friendly, Reunite Families UK was very keen to revisit this with them taking with them a brand new - and very upsetting - list of testimonials from parents of children who have had a parent taken away from them. The Children's Commissioner have expressed an interest in helping the push the issue in Parliament - and we await this genuine action of support