Immigration Block Is ‘Child Abuse’


Fury as Father’s Bid to Bring Home Wife and Four-Year-Old Son is Blocked

A Birmingham man whose bid to bring his wife and young son to England was blocked by the government has likened the ban to “child abuse”.

Mohammed Fiaz, from Kings Heath, who was originally permitted by an immigration judge to call his young family from Pakistan, has launched a three-year campaign to bring his wife and four-year-old son to Birmingham after the decision was successfully appealed against by the Home Office.

The warehouse worker has appealed at Birmingham’s Upper Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber to have the ban lifted.

Fiaz, who divorced his first wife with whom he had five children in 2010, remarried in the same year to his second wife. A year later, his son was born.

Mr Neville Smart, representing the Home Office, has suggested that confusion arose regarding Fiaz’s domestic situation which a previous judge had ruled in his favour.

Deputy Judge John McCarthy has said that a decision would be made at a later date after further evidence was considered.

Fiaz, who has said he is unable to take up permanent employment as he has to care for his five children following the divorce, said after the hearing: “I have not seen my wife and our son for 15 months.

“The block on my son joining his brothers and sisters in Kings Heath is like some kind of child abuse.

“My wife and son should not be prevented from joining us.”


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