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How come there are suddenly 'vulnerable' EU citizens?

Weren't @the3million supposed to be automatically granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK?

Asking for a friend.

Actually, asking for 3 million friends and their partners and families.

EU citizens update.

"Your rights will not change. We want you to stay."

"If you want you can stay but don't treat this country as your home."

"Psst, remember our Go Home vans? Ever heard of Windrush?"

#HostileEnvironment #inLimbo #VulnerableEUcitizens
@nharris59 Here's a little reminder of what happens with people the Home Office considers 'vulnerable'.

#HostileEnvironment #inLimbo

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Today is a significant moment for the UK. The Immigration Bill will end free movement for all British citizens and remove their right to study, work, live and retire in 31 other European countries.

Today is a significant moment for the UK. The Immigration Bill will end free movement for British citizens and be responsible for a down-grading of the economic growth in the UK.

For those who still don't understand what free movement is.

A Reminder.

@the3million @BritishInEurope @patel4witham

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Many of us have known this for a while now but it's quickly becoming apparent that, especially after the recent #GeneralElectionResults2019, #Racism in the UK is, not only going to increase, but become even more brutal, widespread & acceptable, as #racists become emboldened by /1
the fact that the Gov itself & those right in the heart of it, not only don't *effectively* condemn #racism but are, in fact, guilty of it *themselves*.

Get ready to see A LOT more (and a lot WORSE) than the examples below, in the future (near & otherwise) against *every /2
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Boris Johnson.

"We will end your freedom to study in Paris.
Work in Berlin.
Get married in Prague.
Start a family in Tallinn.
Open a business in Amsterdam.
Buy a house in Kefalonia.
Retire in Florence.
And enjoy free mobile roaming.

Once and for all."

#Brexit #GE2019
From almost one year ago.
Nothing has changed.

Except that it is now Boris Johnson in charge of ending freedom of movement and keeping @the3million and @BritishInEurope #inLimbo.

#Brexit #GE2019

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Just a little summary of the past two years.
"My mental health has deteriorated. There have been days when I’ve woken at 5am, my heart racing, and thought: What should I do? Are they going to deport me? Am I going to be detained?"

#hostileEnvironment #inLimbo…
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The “toxic narrative” you speak about, @patel4witham, has only been created by those who decided that 3.6 m had to apply, not register, to stay in their own homes. After a lifetime here. 90-year-old people with dementia included, just to give an example. 1/7
A Settled Status without any physical proof. How would you feel if you had no document to show to employers, landlords, banks? Discrimination has already started. It’s become harder to rent or find a job for EU citizens. 2/7
Settled Status is set in secondary legislation, so open to changes without parliamentary approval. What happened to the Windrush generation? How can we feel safe? We could easily be next. 3/7
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@ameliagentleman Can I say a word or two about #theforgetten @BritishInEurope especially people in France? Like the UK, since 2003, France doesn't require #EUcitizens to register, unlike other countries. We do, however, have the right to a residency permit, called a carte de séjour, as long as...
@ameliagentleman @BritishInEurope We fulfill certain criteria. These include income, whether we are working, students, or retired, how long we have been here, etc. Many thousands of us started to apply to stay in our own homes (sound familiar?) and keep our jobs after the referendum - many of us couldn't vote.. 3
@ameliagentleman @BritishInEurope Either because we had been out of the UK for 15yrs + (cf Tory manifesto) or our ballots didn't arrive or our proxies didn't get the papers. (This also happened for the recent EU elections). So, to get our cartes, we have to get an appointment at the local prefecture/police... 4
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@the3million Something that I have not seen mentioned anywhere & that I think is *extremely* important on *why* people should NOT SETTLE for #PreSettledStatus, if they believe they're entitled to #SettledStatus instead, is that, apart from the principle of it, NO ONE knows whether or how /1
@the3million the requirements/criteria to "convert" it to #SettledStatus in the future, might change. Again, apart from the fact that people will have to *apply* AGAIN, there's NO GUARANTEE *anywhere* that in a few years or even a few months, the process won't become more strict/demanding! /2
@the3million When it comes to the #Tories & @ukhomeoffice in general, rules/laws change *all the time* &, esp because of the secondary legislation's ease to amend them without Parliamentary scrutiny, chances are that, as the new general #immigration policy is developed & re-structured, /3
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It's 3am. I am awake at my family house I left many years ago exercising my right to travel freely across 28 countries. I am just visiting for few days but 2000 miles away from UK the reality of what we are doing to our country by inflicting Br**it madness hits.

How can any sane person even contemplate that it will be beneficial for anyone who isn't rich with vested interests in the chaos ensuing from "No Deal"

I am genuinely worried about the damage it will cause to everyone's lives. And I mean everyone: #the5million , British citizens who voted remain,those who didn't vote for various reasons, even those who voted leave whether they understood the consequences or not.

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So, this is happening right now. Medicine & treatment shortages already. How will making things even worse make life better? ⬇️

How much more will it take to make enough people see Brexit is a bad decision?
#FaceTheFacts #DyingForBrexit
12a) Since 3Million🇪🇺🇬🇧family, friends, neighbours, colleagues who live among us were left #InLimbo - some made to pay to stay in their homes or split apart, been unwelcomed here
Then more rights were taken #EUElections2019 #DeniedMyVote #ReasonsToRevoke
12b) This is a national scandal. While our government are flailing about saving themselves, the rights of @the3million have been trampled on and now they need our help to challenge this injustice
#EUrofam #DeniedMyVote Please help if you can 🙏🏽#MyUK 🇬🇧
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Thread for yesterday:
4am wake up.
5.45 On the coach orgainsed by @Liverpool4EU I get handed a bag full of a dozen yellow roses, lovingly trimmed and wrapped in wet tissues to keep them fresh...many thanks to Barbara!
#MarchForChange #InLimbo #InLimboToo #YellowRose

I hand them out to EU27 citizens resident in the UK for over a decade and marching for the first time.....

#MarchForChange #InLimbo #InLimboToo #YellowRose

Sharing a yellow rose with Brenda who organised the coach for @Liverpool4EU and always shows so much friendship and #solidarity

#MarchForChange #InLimbo #InLimboToo #YellowRose

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Today marks a 1000 days living #inlimbo. To remind everyone what Europe means to our group, today we are posting open letters written by some of our members titled "Dear Europe'. We hope you find them moving and meaningful @eucopresident @guyverhofstadt @JunckerEU @EP_President
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"As a German migrant and a scientist, freedom of movement has shaped my professional and personal life over the past 20 years, it defines who I am and what I stand for. Brexit is the exact opposite of this."

#Brexit #inLimbo #RescueOurRights
Here is the full statement I provided for the above article.

@the3million @BritishInEurope

"The Leave campaigns assured the 3million EU citizens in the UK and the more than 1 million Britons in Europe that Brexit would not affect them, and both UK government and EU stressed on numerous occasions that guaranteeing our rights would be one of their top priorities.

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"Sunlit uplands."

"It's not going to be a Mad Max dystopia."

"Actually, it's going to be a Mad Max dystopia but it's the fault of businesses and individuals."

"The UK economy would be 6.3-9% smaller in the long term in a no deal scenario (after around 15 years) than it otherwise would have been when compared with today’s arrangements, assuming no action is taken."
"HMRC has estimated that the administrative burden on businesses from customs declarations alone, on current (2016) UK-EU trade in goods could be around £13bn p.a. (not accounting for any behavioural change)."
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Welsh Government funding support for non-UK citizens before Brexit

#inLimbo #Wales
@the3million @eucitizenschamp @1daywithoutus

"With the continued and growing uncertainty those from European Union countries living in Wales are facing, it is imperative the correct information and support about rights and the Settled Status system are shared." @JaneHutt


"We recognise that, in preparation for the EU Withdrawal, communities need additional and tailored support – that’s why our excellent third party organisations and services are best placed to assist."


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No way.

Just for context.

"Vital immigration papers lost by UK Home Office - Immigration status of hundreds left in limbo after personal papers go missing"…
And then there is always this thread here.
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1/ The flack we are getting since the articles in today's @ScotNational about EU nationals considering leaving Scotland is coming from both sides of debate: This is exactly what we feared when we saw sensationalist headline last night.
2/ While some unionists say we shouldn't even have a vote, many indy supporters attack our "impatience" or accuse EU nationals of being reason 2014 ref was lost- let's be clear, we never said we need a vote now - we stated we hoped for clarity
3/ Clarity is needed because Brexit, whether "deal" or "no deal" impacts our rights hugely. Right to apply for Settled Status does not mean guaranteed right to stay. & still so many unanswered questions around SS:
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A snapshot of what research in the UK looks like.

Skilled and motivated scientists and clinicians who have dedicated their careers to understanding how our body works and how we can use this knowledge to develop new treatments and tests.

Noone has jumped any queue.


More than 2000 likes for each tweet.

Looks like there are many people out there who feel strongly about freedom of movement and the unclear status of @The3Million and @BritishInEurope.

#Brexit #inLimbo
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1/ Let's talk EU citizens, #citizensrights uncertainty, Home Office, Settled Status outreach & money (and Govt profits from it). It's been 866 of EU citizens being left #inLimbo and the Home Office are already profiteering from this massively...
2/ Latest Home Office numbers show that the number of EU citizens taking British nationality has soared by almost 200% since the referendum. In the year ending June 2016 just over 15k EU citizens took British citizenship compared with over 44k in in the year ending June 2018.
3/ Taking British citizenship is not cheap. Currently £1,330 per adult & £1,012 per child. In 2017 the cost of processing the application to the Home Office was only £386. Blended this is generating a whopping profit margin of 68% to the Home Office.
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1/ At Urgent Question at House Of Commons @carolinenokes as elusive as she was during her evidence session last week. Free movement will end but there will not be any changes in how EU citizens will be treated in case of no-deal Brexit - whether they arrive pre or post Brexit day
2/ @carolinenokes was asked several times how it will be possible to have two separate classes of EU citizens with separate sets of rights without this leading to discrimination by employers. Her standard answer: "details will be provided in due course"
3/ "In due course" is not an acceptable answer by @carolinenokes on the uncertainty the lack of Home Office policy is causing after 864 days #inLimbo for the 3.6m EU citizens in the UK. We need certainty now /end
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I have asked my MP @AnnaMcMorrin to take the pledge and support the right of #The5Million to retain their current #citizensrights after Brexit.

Have you?

#EUcitizensChampion #bargainingChip #theLastMile #inLimbo

Ask your own MP here:
Do you think I am the only one?

If each member of #The5Million who have been #inLimbo for 858 days now donated a single grain of rice, at 1 second for each grain.

We would be a large pile of 100 kg of rice.

After two months.


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With 3 days to go until the #PeoplesVoteMarch, I just want to thank everyone for their strength, solidarity, inspiration, courage and warmth in all they do every day x

For me, a #PeoplesVote has become more than that. It's a way to show our bonds, unity and hearts x
There are millions of people & many places my vote to leave has put in limbo - I never wanted that. Brexit is personal & people come 1st.

I am so moved by all we know & want to march for them & with them now & always. Its not too late & I wont give up. #PeoplesVoteMarch
The amazing @operabinoculars taught me that we all give each other strength x Thank you, Erika x #PeoplesVoteMarch
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1/ Dear @eucopresident,
With #Brexit divorce talks stalling it is now high time to look after #The5Million children of the EU - the 3.6m EU citizens in the UK & 1.2m @BritishInEurope…
2/ "[...] the report on the state of the negotiations that I got from Michel Barnier today, as well as yesterday's debate in the House of Commons, give me no grounds for optimism before tomorrow's European Council on Brexit." you said today. After 844 days #inLimbo we are scared
3/ The no-deal preparedness notes published by the @EU_Commission on July 19th effectively told us that there will be no agreement in place, that we should prepare for no deal and that we will have to fend for ourselves aided by information provided by our embassies
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1/ Really? Do we need a video game playing with the worst fears of the 3.6m EU citizens in the UK? This is just tasteless and disgusting. @BBCClick should be ashamed to even give this a platform.
2/ EU citizens have been #inLimbo over their #citizensrights for the last 2 years. Confronted with dehumanising language on the front of newspapers, on social media & on the streets. Do we really need a game that is set around rounding them up in Ghettos & used as slave labour?
3/ The game is meant to be satirical. Satirical? Being left #inLimbo over #citizensrights is definitely not a laughing matter to the 3.6m EU citizens in the UK.
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