Immigration Law Blog

18 January 2019

Shutdowns and Brexit Omnishambles – how fear of immigration has brought us to a standstill

It is January 2019 and I am a dual British-American citizen witnessing the complete paralysis of both of my countries’ governments, one in partial shutdown and the other unable to break the deadlock Brexit has wrought.

Katie Newbury

17 January 2019

What rights will British citizens living in the EU have in the event of a no-deal Brexit?

A number of EU countries have started to publish their plans for the treatment of British citizens in the event of a no-deal scenario after the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019. 

British citizens will immediately lose their free movement rights across the EU if there is no deal (see our 2016 blog on this subject), but these plans mean that British citizens already living in an EU member state will at least be allowed to continue living and working in that country.

Kim Vowden

17 December 2018

Deal or no deal: what Brexit could mean for my German mother

With less than four months to go until the UK leaves the European Union (EU), we still don’t know what deal, if any, the UK will have with the EU. A big part of that deal relates to securing the rights of the more than 3 million EEA citizens living in the UK. While the Government has confirmed their intention to roll out the proposed Settled Status scheme regardless as to whether the withdrawal agreement is approved, those seeking greater certainty about their status and who are eligible, are looking to naturalise as British citizens. For some Europeans, the decision to naturalise is a simple one. For others, it may mean giving up their existing nationality.

Christina Orthodoxou

14 December 2018

Pigs in blankets shortage - how Brexit is threatening to ruin Christmas lunch

Following my blog about labour shortages in the agricultural industry, the government has now announced that it will be launching a “seasonal workers” visa pilot scheme.  The aim of this visa is to enable fruit and vegetable farmers to employ non-EU workers for seasonal work, for up to 6 months at a time.  But has the Government overlooked a crucial issue by limiting this new visa to horticulture workers? 

Josephine Burnett

12 October 2018

Black History Month: time to celebrate but also to remember

October marks Black History Month which means we should be celebrating and recognising the contributions that people of colour have made to the UK and elsewhere in the world.

Marcia Longdon

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