Monday, May 13, 2013

Migrant loophole 'lets in 20,000 a year': Rule allows EU nationals living here to bring their families into Britain without checks

Twenty thousand migrants a year are being let into Britain under a loophole that could be exploited by sham-marriage racketeers, a report warns today.

Under European law, EU nationals living in this country are allowed to bring in spouses or partners and their families from anywhere in the world with no checks or qualifications.

But British citizens who want to bring in a wife, husband or partner and family from abroad must first show they have an income of £18,600 or more to guarantee their dependants will not become a burden on the taxpayer.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2323598/Migrant-loophole-lets-20-000-year-EU-nationals-living-UK-bring-partners-families.html