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The English language test 'keeping families apart'

A rule introduced two years ago requiring immigrant spouses to be able to speak English in order to live in the UK is breaking families up, according to campaigners.

The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants says that the rules are enforcing separation but the government argues speaking English is key to integration.

Catrin Nye reports.

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  • 30 Nov 2012
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