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‘I’ve been here 50 years’: the EU citizens struggling for the right to stay in Britain
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/08/ive-been-here-50-years-the-eu-citizens-struggling-for-the-right-to-stay-in-britain
#Brexit #EuropeanUnion #Immigrationandasylum #Europe #Worldnews
 
Promises to protect EU migrants in Britain and Britons abroad have been broken too quickly

The liberal command to “celebrate diversity” misses that there is often little to celebrate. It takes a truly privileged and cosseted mind to imagine that identities are always a joyful embrace of essential natures. Minorities can be manufactured by the prejudiced and powerful who need outsiders for their supporters to define themselves against. If the prejudice and power did not exist, nor would they.

Brexit Britain may not be up to much but it has become a world leader in creating identities no one needed or wanted. You would have been met with incomprehension in 2015 if you had declared yourself a “Leaver” or “Remainer” or talked about European Union nationals in Britain and Britons in Europe as if they were aliens, who must meet the exacting demands of a suspicious bureaucracy.

Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and Michael Gove turned their presence into a vote-winning grievance, and their world fell apart
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Michael Morpurgo on fighting Brexit: 'I've been spat at. It's almost civil war'
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/13/michael-morpurgo-boy-giant-brexit-refugee-crisis-trump-civil-war
#MichaelMorpurgo #Fiction #Books #Brexit #Refugees #Immigrationandasylum #Culture #Politics #Homelessness #Poverty
 
Eighty-six people intercepted on Tuesday amid concerns about Calais camp closure

Border Force intercepted what is thought to be the highest number of migrants in a single day amid warnings the closure of a French camp could prompt a spike in the number of attempted Channel crossings.

Eighty-six people attempted the journey in small boats on Tuesday, with some landing on beaches before being detained, the Home Office said. It is thought to be the highest number of people intercepted by UK authorities on a single day so far.
Record number of migrants cross Channel to UK in single day
#Immigrationandasylum #Worldnews #UKnews #France #Europe
 
Signatories including Diane Abbott and Alf Dubs say the rights of EU nationals should be guaranteed. Plus Richard Griffiths on his Swedish wife’s difficulty in getting settled status and Emanuele Maindron on her family being torn apart. And another contributor says spare a thought for non-EU nationals too

In his first statement as prime minister, Boris Johnson gave “unequivocally our guarantee to the 3.2 million EU nationals now living and working among us … that, under this government, they will have the absolute certainty for the right to live and remain”. In less than a day, the prime minister’s spokesperson rushed to clarify that this did not mean new legislation would be proposed. Instead Johnson would maintain the EU Settlement Scheme.

As campaigners have pointed out, the current scheme implies that migrants who fail to apply will lose their legal status and residency rights. Figures suggest at least 2 million EU nationals have not applied for settled status yet. In... Show more...
 
Senior Labour MP says no-deal Brexit proposal would create chaos for EU citizens in UK

Ending the free movement of people with a no-deal Brexit on 31 October would cause chaos and confusion for EU citizens on a scale that would make the Windrush scandal look like a minor blip, Diane Abbott has said.

The shadow home secretary said Boris Johnson’s policies were taking the country “towards a catastrophe” as 2 million EU citizens resident in Britain had not registered for settled status, having been told the deadline was December 2020.
Brexit free-movement cutoff plans worse than Windrush, says Abbott
#Brexit #DianeAbbott #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Foreignpolicy #Politics #UKnews #Immigrationandasylum
 
A simple look at the potential impacts on Britain of leaving the EU without a deal

The Treasury this week announced a further £2bn in “Brexit preparedness” funding, to cope with the extra costs of a no-deal exit, taking the total to more than £4bn. At the same time, the health secretary, Matt Hancock, said he had “become the world’s No 1 buyer of fridges” as part of a plan to stockpile essential medicines.
What a no-deal Brexit could mean for the UK in five charts
#Brexit #UKnews #Economics #Immigrationandasylum #Internationaltrade #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Foreignpolicy #Politics #Roadtransport
 
Legal experts condemn ‘disgraceful and illegal manipulation of system’

The Home Office lied to EU member states to remove victims of human trafficking and modern slavery in breach of European law, according to whistleblowers.

Legal experts have said the practice is “unthinkable” and “a disgraceful and illegal manipulation of the system”. The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has urged the sources to contact Yvette Cooper, chair of the home affairs select committee. “These are clearly serious allegations which must be properly investigated,” said Khan’s spokesperson.
Home Office lied to EU countries so it could deport slavery victims, say whistleblowers
#HomeOffice #Immigrationandasylum #Humantrafficking #Slavery #Law #Politics #UKnews #Worldnews #EuropeanUnion #Europe
 
Mohamad Rahimeh found a talent for cooking in the Calais refugee camp. Now he has a viable business in London

When Mohamad Rahimeh arrived in the Calais refugee camp that was nicknamed “the Jungle”, cooking was the last thing on his mind. He was a political scientist from Syria with a journey from hell behind him. Food was just a means to an end.

But when a close friend fell sick, he rustled up a meal of eggs. A hidden talent was uncovered.

The Syrian refugees changing the UK's food scene
#Food #Immigrationandasylum #Syria #Migration #Calais #France #Humanrights #Europe #Worldnews #UKnews
 
How I got my German passport | Letter
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/11/how-i-got-my-german-passport
#Germany #Europe #Worldnews #Immigrationandasylum #UKnews #Law
 
Home secretary seeks review of system that would end EU citizens’ free movement

Migrants coming to the UK could face varying minimum salary thresholds depending on where they live under proposals put out for review by the home secretary, Sajid Javid.

The white paper on post-Brexit immigration policy, published in December, included a to-be-determined minimum salary threshold for high-skilled workers. The current minimum salary for most experienced workers coming from non-EU countries is £30,000.
Javid suggests post-Brexit migration salary rules could vary by region
#Immigrationandasylum #SajidJavid #Politics #UKnews #Brexit #EuropeanUnion #Europe
 
Europe, take note: in Denmark, the humanitarian left is on the rise | Michael Strange
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jun/06/europe-denmark-elections-humanitarian-left-far-right
#Denmark #Europe #Worldnews #Politics #Immigrationandasylum #Welfare
 
Official figures show 258,000 more people moved to Britain than emigrated in 2018

Migrants continue to add to the UK population as official figures show the government has missed its target of reducing net migration to tens of thousands for the 37th time in a row.

The last official migration figures released under Theresa May’s premiership reveal that 258,000 more people moved to the UK than left in 2018, with 602,000 arriving and 343,000 people emigrating.
UK government misses net migration target for 37th time in a row
#Immigrationandasylum #OfficeforNationalStatistics #UKnews #Migration #EuropeanUnion #Conservatives #Europe #Politics #Worldnews
 
Najat Ibrahim Ismail has British wife and children and fears his life will be in danger

A man who brought his baby niece to Britain in the back of his car from a French refugee camp after she suffered serious burns is facing deportation from the UK on Tuesday.

Najat Ibrahim Ismail, 35, an Iraqi Kurd with a British wife and three young British children, was prosecuted for trafficking after he brought his niece Rwen Tahsin Ibrahim, then seven months old, and other family members to the UK in January 2016 in what he says was an attempt to save the baby’s life.
UK to deport Iraqi man who brought in baby niece for medical care
#Immigrationandasylum #Refugees #UKnews #Worldnews #France #Europe #Iraq
 
The shameful Windrush saga has struck fear in EU nationals’ hearts | Tanja Bueltmann
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/17/windrush-eu-nationals-uk
#Brexit #UKnews #Foreignpolicy #Politics #Europe #Worldnews #EuropeanUnion #Immigrationandasylum #Migration #Caribbean
 
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