THEY dreamed of a new life together in the UK.

But now a young Huddersfield woman and her Texan fiance face life apart – because of tough new immigration rules.

Lizzy Thornton, 20, of Quarmby, has been told she must be considered as 21-year-old Lewis Batohie’s financial sponsor – but her income as a part-time sports centre attendant and student falls well short of the required figure.