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EU families & Eurochildren in Brexiting Britain

Citizenship rights for EU families v2 FRONT

Thousands EU citizens and their family members living in the UK under EU law are at risk of ‘falling through the cracks’, with their rights of future residence in question after Brexit, Eurochildren researchers say.

In two Eurochildren Research Briefs published today on the impact of the UK-EU agreement on residence and citizenship rights for EU families, barrister Colin Yeo found the nature and quality of rights of many EU citizens and their future residence in the UK would be thrown into question, particularly for children, whose status is dependent on their parents.

The Research Briefs considered two legal scenarios after Brexit:

  • ‘No deal’ scenario, with the UK leaving the EU on 29 March 2019 without a withdrawal agreement and no new laws being passed.
  • Settled status’ scenario, based on the EU-UK withdrawal agreement.

In the former scenario, the default legal position would be that all the people…

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