New migration rules for people from outside the European Union are "tearing British families apart", a group of MPs and peers have claimed in a report.
It said thousands of Britons have been unable to bring a non-EU spouse to the UK since July 2012, when minimum earnings requirements were introduced.
Children have also been separated from a parent, the committee said.
By the government's own estimate, almost 18,000 British people will be prevented from being reunited with their spouse or partner in the UK every year as a result of the new rules, it added.
While I am not being separated from my family as a result of this rule, I am effectively exiled from the UK unless I decide to separate from them.
On an English Teacher's salary in Tokyo it's almost impossible to save up 63,000 quid, and I'm not willing to separate from my family to go back to the UK to look for a job alone.
So we are trapped overseas, and I know several other families in the same situation.