'Heavy veil of darkness lifted': US woman reunited with Edinburgh husband after 2-year visa battle

An American woman is preparing to be reunited with her Scottish husband - after a two-year visa battle left them living more than 3,000 miles apart.

Juli Duffy, 30, married husband Tony, 30, two years ago but had to return to the US last December to re-apply after her spousal visa application was rejected.The Home Office said her husband, a self-employed plasterer from Edinburgh, did not meet the minimum income requirement.

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The Home Office said Juli's husband, Tony, a self-employed plasterer from Edinburgh, did not meet the minimum income requirement. Picture: Juli Duffy/Gofundme

SNP: Couple's ordeal 'absolutely shocking'Tommy Sheppard, the couple's SNP MP, said: "The ordeal that this young couple have been put through because of punitive Home Office policies is absolutely shocking."I really hope they're able to put all of that behind them and get on with building the rest of their lives together."Damir Duheric, the couple's lawyer, said: "It is a great news."It is also a reminder that immigration is very complex and the rules are applied and interpreted strictly by the authorities."Unfortunately, in doing so the authorities often forget that behind each case there are people and families."

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