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US man blocked from visiting wife and children in UK after being detained en route

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An American man has been blocked from spending his birthday with his wife and three young children after immigration officials in Dublin refused to grant him entry to the country, meaning he couldn't continue his journey to Northern Ireland.

Kylie Crawford, 32, said she was “heartbroken” when her husband, Ryan Volrath, was detained at Dublin airport on Sunday, thwarting the couple’s plan to surprise their three young sons with his arrival at their home in County Tyrone.

 

He was placed on a flight to Atlanta on Monday morning after immigration officials claimed there was a risk he could try to overstay his visit visa.

 

The family had lived in the US for 10 years before they decided to move to Ms Crawford’s home country Northern Ireland last September. Mr Volrath, a carpenter, came on a six-month visit visa in the belief that he would be able to obtain a spouse visa so that they could settle as a family.

 

But they hadn’t realised that the minimum income requirements would mean Ms Crawford would have to earn more than £18,600 for her husband to join them, which she said was “impossible” with three young children, including a 10-month-old, to look after alone.

 

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/man-blocked-ireland-immigration-rules-children-family-birthday-home-office-a9097531.html

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18,600 quid, unless you turn up with nothing in a rubber dinghy that is.

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I thought this story newsworthy since it shows that expats in Thailand seeking to settle their wives in the UK are not being especially picked on.

 

Immigration policies are being widely applied and breaking up families who fall foul of the rules....at least in the short term.

 

 

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No visas required for prince's with Americans only its tory policy to deny just incase you end up claiming £47 a week unemployment that incidentally is near impossible to claim for returning expats now its what you get when millionaire scum run the country for the benefit of millionaire scum only 🤔

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1 hour ago, sammieuk1 said:

No visas required for prince's with Americans only its tory policy to deny just incase you end up claiming £47 a week unemployment that incidentally is near impossible to claim for returning expats now its what you get when millionaire scum run the country for the benefit of millionaire scum only 🤔

 

I once tried to apply for unemployment benefit when I was between jobs for some 3 months approximately 20 years ago.

 

Man... that was a learning curve. I came to think that anybody who got it deserved it for their diligence in applying for it. 

 

I got another job before I could get around to claiming a few pounds back from the state.

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On 9/10/2019 at 10:21 PM, Denim said:

 

I once tried to apply for unemployment benefit when I was between jobs for some 3 months approximately 20 years ago.

 

Man... that was a learning curve. I came to think that anybody who got it deserved it for their diligence in applying for it. 

 

I got another job before I could get around to claiming a few pounds back from the state.

Unfortunately I need to do so several times during my working life in the UK. I don't remember it being that arduous apart from having to go to the benefit office every 2 weeks......

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