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Family Migration Ministerial Statement, 11/06/12 [E/NI/S/W]

The Secretary of State for the Home Department, Theresa May, made a statement in the House of Commons on 11 June 2012 about family migration to the UK.

The Secretary of State said:

"The UK needs a system for family migration that is underpinned by three simple principles: first, that those who come here should do so on the basis of a genuine relationship; secondly, that migrants should be able to pay their way; and thirdly, that they are able to integrate into British society. If people do not meet those requirements, they should not be allowed to come here".

From next month, only those earning at least 18,600 will be able to bring in a spouse or partner from outside Europe.

For full details see the House of Commons Hansard 11 June 2012 which is available from the UK Parliament website.

Further Information

House of Commons Hansard 11 June 2012
Home Office news release