Following Brexit, Around 500,000 EU Nationals Remain to Apply for UK Citizenship
By Grace Young.
After Brexit, around 500,000 EU nationals in Britain, are waiting to apply for new immigration status as many would stay back in the UK, Reuters reported.
The administration is presenting the most significant purge of Britain’s border controls in decades, closing the priority provided to EU migrants over those from different nations in the wake of leaving the EU membership.
The UK government data point that 3 million EU citizens and their relatives have applied for “settled status,” a type of consent from the legislature to stay in Britain.
The figures indicate a vast number of applicants have applied for the plan, which was begun nationally in March a year ago, yet also, the test ahead for the administration is to guarantee all EU residents rightly apply.
Priti Patel, the interior minister, stated that she was satisfied with the response and encouraged EU members to invest similar energy into ensuring the status of British nationals living in their nations past Brexit.
Around 3.5 million estimated European citizens live in the United Kingdom, and they have the year’s end to apply for settled status.
However, legal counselors state numerous EU citizens legally residing in the nation could fall through the net and face losing their rights to benefits; for example, health care.
58% were conceded settled status in the new processed applications – a permanent right to stay – and pre-settled status was given to 41% people, which provides them with consent to stay temporarily and the opportunity to reapply serving five years.
The European parliament raised concerns a month ago that EU residents gambled discrimination following Brexit in seeking for work and home.
After UK’s Brexit, worries have increased concerning the future of its citizens as Brandon Lewis, the security minister, stated that EU nationals might face getting deported if they fail to apply for settled status, which is a major risk.
Article credit: The Reuters