It’s been dismissed as scaremongering by the Brexiters, but Brexit really does have the capacity to create a human tragedy that has been described as ‘Windrush on steroids‘. It has already ruined the mental and physical health, lives and livelihoods of tens of thousands who had made the UK their home in good faith.
One of the trickier aspects of EU free movement law is “retained” rights of residence for family members if the relationship with their EEA citizen sponsor ends.
Being thrown out of your adopted country because your face no longer fits is what thousands of EU citizens are experiencing. For some, it’s like being back in the authoritarian regimes of eastern Europe. And many others still do not know they are in danger of being becoming illegal immigrants, despite living, loving, and working here for decades.
Citizens of five Eastern European and Baltic countries must pay more to get a UK work visa than other EU nationals.
One year on, what has become of the UK government’s promise that it would not make citizens pay the price of Brexit, asks Else Kvist.
If not, and the vote is to exit, it will be no good saying afterwards that “we didn’t understand what we were voting for” – the repeated complaint made by eurosceptics about the 1975 Referendum. By then it will be too late.
EEA Citizens: do your children have the right to British citizenship without you knowing it? 08/07/2019
It is a little known fact that children who were born in the UK to a parent from a country in the European Economic Area (EEA) may have an automatic right to British citizenship.
The Home Office is refusing to reveal how it will use data collected from EU citizens applying to remain in the UK after Brexit.
Prime Minister's lack of assurances in Brexit negotiation speech led to pressure groups to call for greater action.
During the referendum, Leavers loudly defended the rights of EU citizens legally resident in the UK. Now many pro-Brexit MPs are not practising what they preach. They have so far refused to back legislation requiring the government to guarantee these citizens’ rights. We’ve gathered below some of the statements made before and after June 23 by Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and ...
Does the 1969 Vienna Convention help? 24/03/2016
It has been claimed that the 1969 Vienna Convention would protect ‘acquired rights’ for estimated half a million Britons in France - but can this be relied on?
This Week's Brexit Developments Have Yet Again Produced A Perfect Storm Of Problems For EU Nationals 07/12/2018
In many ways all of this has been an integral part of daily life for EU citizens in the UK since the referendum. What makes it extraordinary now is that over two years have passed and nothing has changed.