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Home Office to face legal challenge over post-Brexit rights of EU citizens in UK

High court allows judicial review of rules that remove rights of those who do not apply for residency in time

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A statutory body set up to monitor EU citizens’ rights after Brexit has been granted permission for a judicial review of Home Office rules which impact up to 2.5 million European nationals living in the UK.

The Independent Monitoring Authority (IMA) applied to the high court to challenge a Home Office decision to remove the rights of people living in the UK for less than five years before Brexit if they do not apply in time for permanent residency status.

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