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Brexit rule that makes EU citizens reapply to stay in UK is unlawful, court says

Judge says Home Office rule that puts those with ‘pre-settled status’ at risk of deportation is ‘wrong in law’

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Home Office rules that could put millions of EU citizens at risk of job losses or deportation after Brexit have been found to be unlawful by the high court.

Under the current EU settlement scheme, EU citizens who had been in the country for less than five years before Brexit and who had “pre-settled status” are obliged to reapply to upgrade their status to “settled status” after being in the country for five years.

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