Gillian Davies-Nippel has seen at close quarters just how devastating fresh guidelines, put in place last summer, can be.
Her heartbroken son Kevin Allen, from Catrine, appeared in the Chronicle on December 26 as he faced up to Christmas without wife Jamie and children Tristan and Eowyn.
His fight to obtain a visa for the trio to fly them in from the USA has been a frustrating and ultimately forlorn one.
All because he wasn't able to prove he earned £18,600 in his native Scotland.
Gillian has campaigned on his behalf and her efforts have been rewarded when she visits Westminster on January 23.
Check out the full story in this week's Chronicle.