We are pleased to report that Danielle and her case work has been featured in the following news stories.
Home Office tells couple it divided to stay together on Skype | The Financial Times | 14.05.18
This article reports on multiple incidents where the Home Office has treated separated families with little sensitivity. In this story the FT reports that the Home Office has been advising divided families to carry on their relationships via digital means. Danielle’s case, which was cited in this article, describes the story of Filopater Zaki, a severely disabled 16-year-old and his mother who have been told they must to return to Egypt. The Home Office wrote in a letter that Filopater and his mother should return to Egypt and that they could maintain the relationship with family members by “modern means of communication”.
Crackdown on sham marriages leaves migrants in limbo | The Financial Times | 10.09.18
In their efforts to thwart ‘sham marriages’, the Home Office has been leaving non-EEA citizens in tough situations while applying for genuine unions. Excessive demands in pre-marriage interviews, for documents that are hard to obtain or do not exist, mean that applications are being refused on the grounds of non-compliance. Danielle’s client and their story has been used as an example of this unfair treatment. Read more here…