Wednesday, July 27, 2011
A new immigration rule requiring people to be able to speak English to move to the UK to be with their spouse is a breach of human rights, a court heard today.
A couple have launched a judicial review at the High Court to challenge the rule, which they claim contravenes their rights to a family life, their right to marry and constitutes discrimination.
British citizen Rashida Chapti, 54, and husband Vali Chapti, 57, are applying for him to join her in the UK.
The couple have been married for 37 years and have six children together. Mr Chapti is an Indian national and does not speak, read or write English.
This article was posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 7:41 am