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Migration rules causing 'anguish'

British citizens are being separated from partners and children from outside the European Union (EU) by new migration rules that are "causing anguish for families", MPs have found.

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Migration rules may 'be costing the public purse'

Migration rules are causing "anguish" to families and may even be costing the public money, according the chairwoman of the inquiry.

Baroness Hamwee, the Liberal Democrats home affairs lead in the House of Lords, said: "We were struck by the evidence showing just how many British people have been kept apart from partners, children and elderly relatives.

"These rules are causing anguish for families and, counter to their original objectives, may actually be costing the public purse."

The inquiry heard that the income requirement may have created unforeseen costs to the public purse as a result of a potential tax revenue loss from future non-EEA partner earnings.

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