This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government

Petition Apologise to children treated unlawfully in the 2012 Spouse Visa rules

The Supreme Court judged that Theresa May's 2012 family visa rules and the Immigration Directorate Instruction are unlawful in failing to take proper account of the Government’s duty to have regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children when making decisions which affect them

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This followed a report by the government-appointed Children's Commissioner that up to 15,000 children are living in 'Skype families' because of the same rules. It is time to say sorry.

The Supreme Court judgment [pdf]: http://bit.ly/mmcase

The Children's Commissioner's report: http://bit.ly/skypefamilies

"When people's love is divided by the law, it is the law that needs to change" - then Prime Minister David Cameron, 2014: http://bit.ly/thelawthatneedstochange

This petition closed early because of a General Election Find out more on the Petitions Committee website

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