In the context of directives that have so far remained unknown to the general public, the Conservative government has defined a short list of exceptions, such as for people with physical or mental disabilities or for children whose parents have not applied for the new status instead. them, writes AFP.
With the forthcoming departure of Great Britain from the EU, the British authorities are in the process of completely overhauling immigration rules and want to put an end to the priority given to European citizens over citizens of other countries.
European immigrants will have to apply for a form of government prior authorization to stay in the UK.
Official figures show that just over half of the 3.5 million EU citizens living in the UK have obtained their new legal status under the deadline of December 31, 2020.
Immigration lawyers say they were invited a few months ago to the Home Office, the UK's Interior Ministry, to find out about the new immigration directives.
The government did not specify when to publish them, while parliamentary elections are scheduled for December 12.
If the British plan were to achieve a 95% success rate, there would still be over 175,000 people threatened with expulsion.
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