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Uncertain Status of the EU citizens in the UK : Yesterday and tomorrow is a Stranger

The first day of his chemistry master's degree at the University of Cardiff has Luke he is currently expanding in a good memory. Independently, it had welcomed

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Uncertain Status of the EU citizens in the UK : Yesterday and tomorrow is a Stranger

The first day of his chemistry master's degree at the University of Cardiff has Luke he is currently expanding in a good memory. Independently, it had welcomed two students, but later they wanted to know: "What are you, German or English?"

for Decades, probably the 3.8 million citizens of other EU-lived States undisturbed by such questions in the UK. Citizenship only played the a role to municipal and European elections they went together, even in the Scottish independence referendum 2014 the EU were allowed to vote-citizens. In the Rest of their rights were to take the tax – funded national health system NHS, if necessary, also social benefits – and obligations – to pay taxes and as a juror to serve – the same as for British. Legally, this Status has not changed since the time of the exit decision. The mood was suddenly different. Tens of thousands of Italians, Poland, and Sweden applied for a residence permit, which was not in the context of the free movement of persons. The form costs 65 pounds (76,21€); every international, every holiday for the last five years must be listed.

The unprepared immigrants authority proved to be incompetent. After wait times of up to six months in people living since birth with a Spanish or a German passport on the island were always there, letters of Rejection, studied and worked. Occasionally, the petitioners have been asked even, you should prepare "the departure from the United Kingdom". After lobbying, not least by the affected group "the3million", the Ministry of the interior conciliatory.

While to register EU citizens other than British, in the future, at best via Internet or Smartphone. The fee falls away. And no matter how the wrangling about the Brexit out – "my priority is that EU-citizens feel in the future in the UK, you are welcome," declares interior state Secretary, Caroline Nokes. An expensive advertising campaign to help as well as a grant of nine million pounds (10.6 million Euro) to charities, which will be particularly for older applicants.

parliamentarians call from the interior Minister, Javid guarantees for EU citizens

In the case of experts such as the international lawyer Paul Behrens of the University of Edinburgh Demands of the Affected batches. These were "understandably uneasy," says Harriet Harman, Chairman of the human rights Committee of the two chambers of Parliament. In a recently published report, the group has formulated "significant concerns" against the assertions of the interior Minister, Sajid Javid, he had no plans for the curtailment of existing rights. "There must be a guarantee," says Harman. To be unsatisfactory, the parliamentarians also hold that the claimant should receive from the authority any confirmation of your residence status. This will complicate the Job - or finding an apartment complicated.

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Professor Behrens is disappointed by the British government. Their Motto, he summarizes thus: "friends, it seems we were yesterday, tomorrow we are Strangers."

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