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What's it like to be an EU citizen living in the UK under the cloud of deportation from your family, your friends, everything you know and love? I sat down with "In Limbo" and "The 3 Million" campaigner Cosi Doerfel Hill to find out.
Some EU nationals in Wales may not be aware they need to apply for their children to be allowed to stay in the UK, according to charities.
A video clip of an EU citizen joining the protests against Brexit has gone viral after she expressed her exasperation with the government's settlement scheme.
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?
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.
People awaiting decisions having problems applying for jobs and moving house, say campaigners.
One in 10 applicants who received outcomes last month given no immigration status, new data shows.
It’s tragic how little the British public was informed about the benefits of free movement, or of the variety of things they would stand to lose upon Britain’s departure from the EU.
After months of discussions, the authority overseeing the rights of EU citizens in the UK has launched a legal action against the Home Office over the treatment of 2.5 million people who should be protected under the Brexit deal.
More than 1 million EU citizens are set to be hit by call charges as they try to work out whether they can stay in the UK after Brexit, PoliticsHome can reveal.
Government says all applicants for EU settlement scheme aged 10 and over will be checked for criminal records – despite previously stating these checks would only apply only to over-18s.
Around 141,000 nationals of the European Union Member States who decided to remain in the United Kingdom after Brexit, might have to return to the UK government a considerable amount of money that they received by the authorities, due to error.
BORDERS Buses is facing a “major” recruitment issue as fears mount that there will not be enough drivers to meet demand.
Dr Philippa Whitford, MP and eminent breast cancer surgeon, shares her concerns for the future of our NHS following Brexit. Recorded in front of a live audience at Arran High School Theatre on Friday 13th September 2019.
Residential Landlords Association blames lack of clarity over settled status scheme. / EU citizens will face problems renting properties in the UK because of Brexit, private landlords have said.
A FAMILY with settled status in the UK has told how confusion over post-Brexit immigration rules left them struggling to return to their home in Scotland after a Christmas break.
Oxford researchers warn design of scheme could see people lose right to stay in UK.
Some people cannot prove they are in the country legally because of glitch in digital residency permits.
The Home Office lost a case over the 'pre-settled-status' rule - which could see up to 2.6million EU citizens become 'illegal overstayers' overnight and 'liable to detention and removal'.
The EU Settlement Scheme means EU citizens with pre-settled status have to reapply after five years otherwise they risk losing the right to live, work, receive healthcare and education and apply for housing and benefits.
Brexit is not done for many British-European families, even two and a half years after the UK left the European Union.
Activists from the 3 million organisation have said that it is "worrying" that people of retirement age represent only 2.6% of European citizens' applications for post-'Brexit' residence status in the UK.
Please listen to Corinne, the “proudest non-British Brit you can imagine” as she describes herself before the referendum and hear about her struggles now and how she lost all sense of belonging since that vote.
A COUNCILLOR who has lived in the UK for 19 years, is married to a British man and has two British children has been denied ‘settled status’ by the Home Office.
Britons living in the EU who return to the UK after Brexit will be able to bring non-British family members until the end of March 2022.
Under the Government’s EU Settlement Scheme, Joey Bediako is entitled to apply to remain in the UK – but instead, he’s been detained
The plight of Dundee Holocaust survivor Irena Jendrycha has been raised again in Parliament. / Irena, 77, described the experience of applying for settled status after Brexit like something from “the horrors of her past” and the process left her feeling as if “any goodness was sucked out of me like a syringe”.
EU citizens and their family members have less than 50 days left to apply for their pre-settled and settled status to continue residing legally in the UK after June 30, 2021.
Citizens told to complain if rights have been breached, as number of applicants surges before deadline.
Deborah Offen on how the uncertainty over ‘settled status’ is driving her British-Danish family out of the UK, Wiktor Moszczynski on Boris Johnson’s betrayal of promises to EU residents of the UK. Plus letters from Jane Lee and Simon Sweeney
Downing Street confirmed that the right of European Union nationals to freedom of movement would end overnight on 31 October in a no-deal.
“For many they may mean lost job opportunities, missing out on rental properties, being refused loans/or mortgages,” EU citizens campaign group In Limbo said.
Around 600,000 EU nationals in the UK might not apply for settled status, with disastrous consequences, the3million spokesperson Maike Bohn writes.
EU citizens who miss the deadline to apply for residency after Brexit will only be granted leniency from deportation in exceptional circumstances, according to people briefed on the plans.
EU citizens eligible to stay in the UK post-Brexit are at risk of "slipping through the net" and being deported, a group of Senedd members have warned.
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.
Tens of thousands to be issued with warnings to submit applications for post-Brexit scheme or risk losing rights
Millions of EU citizens who live in the UK were given until the end of this month to apply for settled status. It’s feared that many people will fail to meet that deadline and campaigners want it extended.
The new power comes as part of a 99-page document detailing changes to immigration rules that the government published just before parliament was prorogued.
European nationals added to voluntary returns scheme, which can include flights and up to £2,000 for resettlement.
A government system to vet immigration applications from EU citizens who wish to stay in Britain after Brexit was hit by technical problems as it launched on Saturday.
Report finds EU citizens fear discrimination and loss of identity living in post-Brexit UK.
Those who miss 30 June deadline will immediately be charged for non-urgent NHS treatment.
A document due to be backed by the EU Parliament has warned that EU nationals in the UK are subject to discrimination, confusion and anxiety.
New rules come into force today that mean all Irish and British citizens born in Northern Ireland will be treated as EU citizens for immigration purposes.
‘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’.
SCOTLAND was big news across Europe. Major media outlets from Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and other EU countries headlined with comments by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the latest opinion poll which confirmed growing majority support for Scottish independence.
An EU citizen who has lived in the UK for twenty years says she was "denied" permanent residency after applying to the Government’s EU Settlement Scheme.
The Government denied it could leave millions of EU citizens with healthcare bills and said it was committed to protecting their rights.
For all the reassurances about their status, the risk of being kicked out still haunts those without a British passport.
Further evidence will be demanded that EU nationals have been living in the UK legally – even after settled status awarded.
One in 10 Europeans in Britain have been wrongly told to provide proof of settlement despite it not being requirement until after Brexit, research suggests.
'They knew this day was coming ... Why was it not prepared properly?' asks one EU national
Number of EU nationals applying to remain in UK post-Brexit surges 128 per cent in a month.
Latest figures released by the Home Office revealed more than 5.4 million people have applied to the scheme in the two years it has been open.
Lawyers say lack of knowledge among employers and landlords about EU settlement scheme is seeing people wrongly refused employment and turned away by landlords.
Ezgi and Arthur Vissing say BA ‘puzzled’ by system as couple struggled to return from Turkey. / The first flaws in the new immigration scheme for EU citizens who want to remain in the UK after Brexit have been exposed after a couple who live in Oxford were blocked from getting a flight back from Turkey to the UK.
Brexit has forced more than 5million people in the UK to apply for 'settled status' - but figures suggest there's a backlog ahead of the June 30 deadline.
Around a third of EU nationals living in the UK have yet to secure settled status to remain in the country, creating a “ticking time bomb” for British businesses, a legal charity has warned.
UK could be fined by the European Court of Justice which - to the likely fury of Tory MPs – will retain the power if there is 'any backsliding'.
Bloc’s first UK ambassador says right to remain for many vulnerable Europeans must be protected.
Many married women cannot prove settled status to employers and councils because of a mix-up.
The European Parliament has said it has “grave concerns” over the UK’s treatment of EU citizens after Brexit and has accused Boris Johnson’s government of putting them in jeopardy.
Leaked resolution says MEPs will use veto against any Brexit deal without a backstop.
We are in the middle of a pandemic. EU citizens in UK need more time to apply for settled or pre-settled status. The deadline for doing so needs to be extended by two years until 30th June 2023.
Visa and health fees likely to be levied on those who started UK courses overseas due to Covid.
Technical problem detected in Home Office Brexit app for EU citizens.
Despite relief that the UK has managed to leave the transition period with a trade deal, the future offers little hope of reassurance or certainty for millions.
Three quarters of French nationals living in the UK have not signed up despite several Brexit extensions elapsing.
For millions of Europeans like me, today is a difficult watershed moment – settled status will no doubt create a new Windrush generation.
Home Office rejects Italian girl’s EU settlement application after granting status to parents and brother.
‘In Limbo’ author reveals why the government’s Settlement Scheme and citizenship process could cause a scandal 'like Windrush'.
A community interest company is taking legal action against a funder in a row over Brexit rules.
Pro-EU group New Europeans which has championed a ‘European green card’ scheme to safeguard free movement rights post-Brexit is hoping for a boost after it received a prestigious European award.
The department accidentally shared a list of applicants' email addresses and names after a staff member forgot to blind copy the recipients.
The Home Office is being taken to court by a government-sponsored Brexit watchdog over the “unlawful” treatment of 2.5 million EU citizens in the UK.
Long-term citizens alarmed at letter saying they risk losing rights to work and healthcare unless they apply for post-Brexit status.
Request caused by apparent tech glitch came when Italian Giovanni Palmiero applied to stay in UK post-Brexit.
Brexit barriers are having a significant impact on North East small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), hitting their exports as they struggle with regulations and red tape, a new report this week reveals. The region’s universities are another sector badly hit...
Home Office refuses people EU settled status on grounds of eligibility for first time.
Deadline to apply for settled status two weeks away, as academics warn that vulnerable groups face loss of rights
Pressure grows for UK to extend Wednesday’s settlement-scheme cut-off date as backlog of applications grows and helplines crash.
Antonio Finelli, a UK state pension recipient for 32 years, was asked for proof when he applied to stay post-Brexit
Dahaba Ali told there is ‘no evidence’ she lives in UK despite having attended school in London, studied at University of Cambridge and currently working as a freelance writer.
Labour activists call on leader to intervene as deadline to apply for settled status looms.
The Liberal Democrats are to set out a roadmap for Britain to rejoin the European Union single market – reversing the most damaging parts of Brexit. / The proposed policy would ultimately reinstate free movement and trade.
Housebound Marguerite Skerret is one of 3.7 million EU citizens having to apply for settled status.
A top French chef who moved to the UK in 1997 said he feels ‘unwelcome’ after he was refused the right to stay post-Brexit.
There’s a long list of reasons why 2.6 million people have not yet applied to settle in Britain 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.
Support package launched amid concerns many in rural areas do not know they must apply for settled status.
Residency, work and healthcare rights would be ‘in pieces’ for years, says senior EU official.
Ofsted's head of research has complained on Twitter of being turned down in his application for "settled status" in the UK after Brexit.
Research shows lack of trust in government as deadline to apply for settled status approaches.
Irena Jendrycha was liberated from an Austrian concentration camp just 12 minutes before they were to be murdered. She has lived in Dundee most of her adult life but still has not been told whether or not she has a 'right' to stay in the UK.
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.
Over two million Europeans with pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) can become illegal migrants if they fail to apply for a residency permit in the UK or their application isn’t recognised, the authorities remind.
People from outside Europe living with their EU partners in the UK are being left “in limbo” due to severe delays in the Home Office processing applications, The Independent can reveal.
I could be deported to Poland if I’m denied settled status in the UK, because I stay at home to care full-time for my disabled son.
Arkady Rzegocki insisted Polish citizens can now make a good living in their home country and don't need to live in Britain.
Care manager Joao Lamberio is in a race against time to apply for post-Brexit settled status.
The UK’s ‘settlement scheme’ for EU nationals living and working in Britain risks leaving 2.6 million people at unlawful risk of deportation; lawyers told the High Court in London.
The UK hospitality industry’s labour shortage is set to get ‘significantly worse’ after the cut-off for EU settled status on 30 June, a London law firm has warned.
The scheme offers EU nationals the opportunity to apply for settled or pre-settled status in the UK. / However, access to this support varies between holders of EU settled status and of pre-settled status. Questions are being asked of the European Commission whether the UK is complying with its obligations.
Government departments spent more than £4bn on preparations for leaving the EU, says the public spending watchdog.
Preparing Brexit: How ready is the UK? is our second report examining government and business preparations for the end of the transition period, building on Preparing Brexit: The scale of the task left for UK government and business, published in July.
A policy paper in January warned it would take 'some time to implement' a new immigration system.
Immigration lawyers warn people eligible for UK status risk being ‘thrown into the hostile environment’ after visa system outsourced to French firm Sopra Steria. / Private firms have raked in millions of pounds through the Home Office’s newly outsourced visa system as people are forced to pay “extortionate” fees and travel long distances to apply for UK status.
Have you had a problem with your application for settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme? Are you struggling to apply, still waiting for a decision, or perhaps you received the wrong status, or were refused status? / Or, have you already been granted a status but are struggling to view or prove it because you haven't been given a physical proof of status?
Rally 4 Our Rights 12/10/2019
Where does it end? How many rights will they have to take away? How many lives will they have to ruin? How many families will they have to break before they are finished?
Proportion being granted pre-settled status – with fewer rights – has risen to 42%.
The Scottish government is using devolved powers to secure the rights of EU nationals beyond the end of June, as new figures suggest thousands of Scottish residents are likely to miss a crucial Brexit deadline to continue legally living and working in the UK.
Thousands risk having their lives ‘turned upside down’ as 30 June cut-off looms and backlogs remain.
The UK Government will not allow Holyrood ministers to pay £65 settled status fees for European citizens who are working in Scotland's public services, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
It is critical that we do not lose focus – waiving the fee does not take away the problems with the application process.
Campaigners fear for victims of trafficking, modern slavery and the elderly as 30 June deadline looms.
The Government has been accused of creating a ‘cloud of uncertainty’ for those applying to the EU Settlement Scheme.
The Home Office has insisted that EU nationals should not be asked for proof of their right to work in the UK, but a number of adverts published on the DWP job page ask for settled status evidence.
EU nationals who have been unable to return to the UK due to Covid-19 travel restrictions could also face difficulties applying for the scheme after freedom of movement ends on 1 January.
Everyday I come across people who are struggling to apply for settled status, or are denied their right to work, rent and access benefits.
THE SNP have urged the UK Government to automatically grant post- Brexit residence status for EU nationals to prevent a cliff-edge and to stop damage from being inflicted on Scotland’s economy and NHS.
Just 43 per cent of applicants to the EU settlement scheme have been offered pre-settled status, which expires after five years.
Sian Norris reports on how delays to family permits for spouses, parents and children of EU nationals and British citizens in the UK are causing families untold emotional distress.
Many Brexiters, including the prime minister, are in denial about the cruelty that their choices have already inflicted on millions of people.
First, the lorry drivers dried up. Now, lobbyists in post-Brexit Britain are warning of another looming skills shortage: bankers.
EU citizens will not automatically be deported if they fail to sign up to the settled status scheme by the 2021 deadline, Downing Street has said.
London has been my home for more than forty years, but the emotional and financial drain of the last three years almost made me throw in the towel, writes Baboule.
Thousands of British citizens may be waiting for family permits to be able to move to the UK, but the Home Office reportedly rejected freedom of information requests and parliamentary questions on data from the former Brexit select committee chair, Hilary Benn.
Care sector faces ‘devastation’ as research shows one in seven EU employees unaware that they must apply to regularise status before June 2021 or be stripped of right to work and live in UK.
Think tank UK In A Changing Europe says some will "immediately and irreversibly lose their rights of residence" with the Home Office after June 30 cut-off.
Thousands of domestic abuse victims who are European nationals could be kicked out of refuges or blocked from even entering them after Brexit because they do not know they have to apply for settled status, campaigners have warned.
Lack of government funding to help children in care apply for EU settled status could leave many undocumented and without access to state care, charities warn.
Damian Wawrzyniak has only been offered pre-Settled Status even though he has lived in the UK past the five-year threshold
The British government is breaching the withdrawal agreement with the European Union by requiring EU citizens to reapply for the right to live and work in the United Kingdom, an independent body set up to oversee citizens’ rights told a London court today.
The British government is breaching the withdrawal agreement with the European Union by requiring EU citizens to reapply for the right to live and work in the United Kingdom, an independent body set up to oversee citizens’ rights told a London court on Tuesday.
Some European Union nationals who have failed to prove that they have applied for residence status in Britain even though they settled in the UK before the Brexit transition period risk losing their jobs, homes, and access to other public services.
The Home Office is refusing to reveal how it will use data collected from EU citizens applying to remain in the UK after Brexit.
Scotland's Europe Minister has called on the UK Government to extend the deadline for the scheme allowing EU citizens living in the UK to apply for settled status.
Confused over regulations, Home Office border staff meet legitimate visitors and workers with suspicion.
The British government's post-Brexit settlement scheme for EU citizens is unlawful, the UK's High Court has ruled. / The Independent Monitoring Authority (IMA), an independent body set up to oversee citizens' rights, took legal action against the Home Office.
Thousands who fled their war-torn country stand to lose their right to work, rent a home and access NHS.
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.
THE Home Office has launched a new information campaign urging EU citizens living in the UK to apply for its settlement scheme as soon as possible.
'What really got my alarm bells ringing is this sentence under the privacy policy heading: "We may also share your information with other public and private sector organisations in the UK and overseas."'
Home Office figures caused speculation that number of Europeans in UK had been underestimated.
Spain hosts the largest contingent of Britons on the continent, and their rights are protected by royal decree, but many fear what comes if the UK doesn’t uphold its side of the deal.
"It leaves some of the most vulnerable children in the UK undocumented and facing an insecure future."
Fresh concerns about digital-only EU status as report reveals Roma people unable to prove immigration status and exposed to exploitation by individuals offering unqualified and paid-for 'support’.
Domestic abuse victims and children in care among those affected by ‘last minute’ announcment of crucial funding, campaigners say.
EU citizens rights campaigners The3Million have said that “numerous” EU nationals are being refused Universal Credit because of their settlement status.
EU citizens held up in airports and facing delays in moving house because they can’t provide physical proof of UK residency – despite government’s own assessment warning digital-only status would cause ‘a lot of issues’.


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