Open Letter to Boris Campaign


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.

Open Letter

Reunite Families UK are sending Boris Johnson an Open Letter on 9th July to mark the 8th Anniversary of the Minimum Income Requirement.

If you would like to add your signature to this letter, please provide your details below.


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.

Press Release

If you are from the media you can view our press release here.

We also have our letter published in The Independent in full. For this and any other news stories from the day you can click below.

Would you like to help?

Do you support our Open Letter to Boris Johnson?  If so please add your name.  Thank you!