U-Turn on the Threshold: Home Office Backtracks on Family Visa Salary Hike

The air around UK immigration policy sizzled last week as the Home Office announced a dramatic U-turn on its proposed family visa salary threshold hike.The initial plan, a near-doubling of the minimum income requirement from £18,600 to £38,700, had sparked a firestorm of outrage, pitting the government's vision of controlled migration against the lives of countless families yearning to be reunited.