What can be done?
The campaign to cut immigration and stop asylum abuse
We propose the following measures:
Raise the income requirement for spouse visas
The income threshold for spousal visas should be raised from the current £18,600 to around £30,000 per year. This is the average level of household income at which taxes exceed benefits.
Raise the English language requirement
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Take tougher action against sham marriages
Reports of sham marriage have increased ten-fold since 2006.
Close loopholes relating to polygamous, proxy and forced marriages
The burden of proof that a marriage is lawful should be on the couple, as recommended by the House of Commons’ Home Affairs Committee.
Reinstate the Primary Purpose Rule
The “Primary Purpose Rule” under which foreign nationals were required to prove that the primary purpose of a marriage was not to obtain residency, should be reinstated.