eu nationals

EU citizens remain in the place they have been since 2016: right at the centre of the storm, but with no representation and no shelter in sight.
As the year comes to a close I am desperately trying to find some words of hope. But I am afraid this year the reality is that I really cannot find them anymore
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
Despite well-meaning but deeply troubling assurances that we’d be OK as my partner is the ‘right’ type of immigrant, or that it’s not people like him who are the ‘problem’ – I don’t feel that reassured
I thought that I had now seen it all. That we had reached rock bottom in terms of how low the UK government would be prepared to sink - I was wrong
Data protection laws going through Parliament this week propose to exempt individuals' data privacy rights for the 'maintenance of effective immigration control' or 'the investigation or detection of activities that would interfere with effective immigration control'. What is meant by 'effective immigration control' and 'interference' are undefined and therefore open ended.
Theresa May reiterates that EU nationals will be able to stay. This is not news. This has been said for the last 10 months. For many EU nationals like me who have lived in this country for decades, a promise not to be deported is an affront rather than reassurance. The letter does not contain any more substance than that.
Ministers said they had 'personally apologised' to those affected.
Government ministers have revealed the reason scores of EU nationals were wrongly sent letters threatening them with deportation
Despite a flurry of position papers from government, our members still have no idea what will happen to their work when the UK leaves the EU in just 18 months' time. Uncertainty is not neutral - every extra day damages relationships and perceptions.
If the EU genuinely want to resolve the question of residence rights of EU nationals, they need to separate out the two issues to enable a negotiation in good faith which can give certainty to the hundreds of thousands of children and their families left in limbo. Two more years of uncertainty is bad enough for adults worried about their future residency. For children, it feels even longer.
There are more than half a million children in the UK born to EU nationals.
The EU’s chief negotiator must make sure kids of European nationals living in UK are not used as Brexit bargaining chips
The great boon of the EU was that people could move to another European country and find work and make a home. They were entitled to education and healthcare there, just like home-grown citizens. They had rights. Their qualifications were recognised and they could set up a business without too much palaver... The moral stance has to be that we in the UK should immediately make a declaration that all persons living in the UK currently who are from other EU states will be entitled to acquire special permanent residence. It should be a new status - not the traditional permanent residence which requires living here for five years and has strings attached. It should be about proving that you are actually living here at the time of the declaration.