Guy and Stacey Bailey met back in 2004. Nine years later, they are happily married with a five-year-old son, Vincent. They have lived in the UK and the US, but decided to move back to Stockton-on-Tees in March so that their son could start school in Britain. But new family migration rules brought in last July mean that Stacey was forced to stay in Atlanta.
Even Tory MP Andrew Percy had a go at the rules saying "I want to highlight the injustice of it". Mr Percy says the law is penalising those on low incomes.