Law and fairness are normlly independent.
You are looking on a site for US attorneys and inbound immigration. You need to seek a similar site for the UK.
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AVVO is a blog were so far only attorneys who practice various forms of the law in US jurisdictions answer questions. Look for a British blog.
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Consult with the UK immigration authorities for the information you seek.
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