Immigrant spouses must speak English before coming to the UK, Supreme Court judges rule

A legal challenge to immigration rules that force foreign national to learn English before coming to the UK to join their spouses has been thrown out by judges.

The Supreme Court rejected claims that the pre-entry checks were ‘unreasonable, disproportionate and discriminatory’.

Judges denied claims the rules infringed human rights but did suggest it could be unlawful, raising the threat of further court challenge.

  • Dana Garcia

    ALL immigrants should speak English before being admitted to UK, US, Canada. No entrance without the ability to communicate, period. Bad things happen otherwise.

    • tom_billesley

      Being arrested is so traumatic that it completely blocks any understanding of official languages.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      What about Engrish?

  • Ali

    If the English Supreme Court hadn’t thrown it out, the European Court of Human Rights would have overturned such a racist English law.

    • Alain

      Count on it.