Why do we treat our own so abominably?

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I make no apologies for asking your support.

Please sign the online Petition and share this message to help stop this utterly odious, heinous situation from dividing and creating single parent families and preventing British Service Men and Women returning home with their families.

This guy’s parents are Brit’s – his father moved here from the USA over 25 years ago and runs a successful manufacturing business in Warwick.

He’s a Brit; his daughter’s a Brit; and his Wife, Wanda, is an American. She works as a retail manager – we need plenty of those, he works with college qualifications and a part-qualified HGV Licence, and the little girl is healthy, bright and intelligent.

Andrew served with the Grenadier Guards 1st Battalion for four years including a tour on the frontline in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, where he witnessed friends and comrades maimed and killed in action.

However, because his wife’s American, the UK Borders Agency is applying an entry test designed to keep out people who might be a burden on society, a decision unfairly forcing him from his home in Warwick, England, where he wants to raise his family, and leaving him with no alternative other than to move to the USA to be with Wanda and their two-year-old daughter, Gracie.

The petition seeks to change the law, to make admission requirements for spouses in such circumstances reasonable and more realistic – he is not alone in being affected by this law. When it reaches 10,000 signatures, it will receive a response from UK government; 100,000 signatures and it will be debated in Parliament.  It has already attracted the interest and signatures of MPs and others and is rapily approaching 500 signatures.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/118268

The case is attracting significant attention in the press with The Mirror running a poll in which 84% of respondents support the McLaughlin’s.

Read more: http://www.leamingtoncourier.co.uk/news/local-news/warwick-soldier-forced-out-of-uk-by-immigration-laws-1-7146949#ixzz3yAsr91vt

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/hero-soldier-forced-quit-britain-7109888

http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/local-news/this-shows-country-finished-reaction-10679647

http://www.itv.com/news/central/2016-01-04/afghan-war-hero-forced-out-of-uk-after-his-family-are-denied-entry-after-being-told-he-doesnt-earn-enough/

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/hero-soldier-forced-quit-uk-10678045

 

http://www.headlines-news.com/2016/01/03/710410/hero-soldier-forced-to-quit-britain-after-his-us-wife-is-barred-from-the-country

http://www.newsrt.co.uk/news/hero-soldier-forced-to-quit-uk-after-his-wife-is-barred-from-the-country-3788271.html

 

Andrew McLaughlin, Wanda, immigration, WARWICK, USA, DEPORTATION, LAW, HUMAN RIGHTS, FAMILY, GRENADIER GUARDS, AFGHANISTAN, HELMAND PROVINCE, HERO, VETERAN, MARRIAGE, VISA

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