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The high court has upheld a government rule requiring spouses to prove they can speak English before they can join their partners in Britain.
Mr Justice Beatson dismissed a judicial review challenge brought by three couples to the immigration rule, introduced last November, on the grounds that it was racist and would break up their families.
The couples included Rashida Chapti, a British citizen. She has been married for almost 40 years, has six children and divides her time between Leicester and India. Her husband, Vali, wants to join her permanently in Britain but he does not speak, read or write English. Read More About This News Article From The Guardian News Website.