British-Syrian family separated by UK immigration rules
2 July 2013 Last updated at 09:54 BST
British-Syrian national Jenan Gabbar escaped the civil war in Syria with her children and moved to Leicester to start a new life.
But new immigration rules in the UK mean her husband cannot get a visa to visit them.
The rules have been criticised by the Children's Commissioner, who says children are being separated from their parents.
Graham Satchell reports.