UK Premiere of ‘My Skype Family’ – a documentary play exploring the impact of UK Family Migration Rules

In July 2012, the UK government drastically changed the Family Migration Rules, including a new minimum income requirement for British citizens wishing to sponsor non-EU children or spouses. These rules have negatively impacted on ordinary British citizens and settled persons whose family members are torn apart from their loved ones. 


Ice&fire theatre company, in collaboration with JCWI, are debuting a new documentary play My Skype Family. This play explores the huge lengths people have been forced to go to in order to keep their families together.


The UK Premiere of My Skype Family takes place on the 4th July 2015 at London Southbank Centre as part of the Festival of Love. Book tickets here

JCWI needs to speak to families with children who have been affected by the Family Migration Rules

  • Have you been affected by the Minimum Income Requirement?
  • Have your children been separated (or are they at risk of separation) from a parent as a result of the Family Migration Rules?
  • If so, we want to hear from you! Please fill out and return the questionnaire (available online here)


For more information, and for a downloadable version of questionnaire, click here.


Your input will provide invaluable data in the battle to achieve a fairer immigration system.


Right To Rent Checks - Our Survey

The UK government is conducting a pilot scheme in the West Midlands asking landlords in the private sector to conduct immigration checks. Movement Against Xenophobia is evaluating the scheme. We urgently need your input.


These surveys are for all landlords, agents, tenants, sub-tenants and lodgers who feel that they may have been affected by the right to rent policy, or will be in the future.


For more information go to the  Right To Rent Checks page or go directly to the survey links below.


If you are a landlord or agent or both go to this survey:


If you are a tenant or lodger or both go to this survey:



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About Us

JCWI is an independent national charity established in 1967. Since its inception it  has promoted justice and fairness in immigration, nationality and asylum law and policy. It provides direct legal advice and assistance to those who are affected by the unfairness of the UK’s immigration control. JCWI also actively lobbies and campaigns for changes in law and practice. The organisation's overarching objective is to ensure immigrants and refugees are treated fairly by promoting their human, economic and civil rights within an international human rights framework. Its mission is to eliminate discrimination in this sphere. JCWI has been instrumental in influencing debates on immigration and asylum issues in both the UK and at European level.

JCWI undertakes the following:

  • Legal Advice and Strategic Casework
  • Policy Work and Campaigning,
  • Legal Training for practitioners
  • Publications of guides, handbooks and other reference material

JCWI in the Spotlight

JCWI is frequently approached for comment or interviews about immigration policy and practice. We are usually happy to take these opportunities to participate in the national immigration debate. Here is a list of some of our more recent media appearances. 

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