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Home affairs select committee urges government to change rules of EU settlement scheme. / The government has been urged by MPs to urgently change its policy on EU citizens in the country if it is to avert a “Windrush-style catastrophe” in the years after Brexit.
'Too many people could be missed out under the current plans for the settlement scheme arrangements' / Ministers risk repeating "another Windrush scandal" if the Home Office fails to get the detail of the contentious EU citizens' settlement scheme right post-Brexit, a group of MPs claim today.
The government is currently registering more than three million EU citizens living in the UK, which is by far the biggest change in immigration status for a generation. Unsurprisingly, this is causing a great deal of anxiety.
Imagine that you have lived, worked, started a family and built a life in a country which you now call home. And all of a sudden, your rights to do all these things are questioned and soon going to change. Will life be the same?
‘You could have quite a lot of children who could pass the deadline for the settlement scheme, be completely unaware of their rights – and to lose their rights’.
For millions of Europeans like me, today is a difficult watershed moment – settled status will no doubt create a new Windrush generation.
Home Office demand for EU citizens to apply for settled status will ‘inevitably’ leave swathes of vulnerable people unable to prove right to be in Britain in years to come, warn campaigners.
We're back after the Easter break with vox pops featuring two Remainer megastars, free movement and Windrush, and a roundup of where things stand as we start the summer term.