05 June 2017
The Court of Appeal last month dismissed a challenge to the rules for adult dependent relatives to join their family in the UK.
The current rules are extremely restrictive – the applicant has to be unable to care for themselves on a day to day basis, and care must be unavailable or unaffordable in the home country before a successful application can be made.
This judgment is very bad news for everyone who was hoping to see a relaxation in the rules, so that they could sponsor their parents. It is not known at this stage if Britcits, the campaigning group who brought the case, will seek to take the matter to the Supreme Court, but it is to be hoped that they do.