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Home Office taken to court over ‘pre-settled status’ rules for EU citizens

IMA says millions could lose right to live in UK post-Brexit if they do not reapply for settled status and this is ‘unlawful’

British government ministers are being taken to court by a body chaired by the former leader of the Conservatives in the EU parliament, over allegations the government is breaking the law on EU citizens’ rights post-Brexit.

The Independent Monitoring Authority claims 2.6 million EU citizens are at automatic risk of losing their right to live, work and retire in the UK and may face deportation because of an alleged “unlawful” interpretation of the withdrawal agreement (WA) by the Home Office rules.

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