Monday 23 July 2018 / 5:10 PM Immigration

Afzal Khan responds to Written Statement on the EU Settlement Scheme

Afzal Khan MP, Labour’s Shadow Immigration Minister, responding to the Written Statement on the EU Settlement Scheme, said:

“Two years on from the referendum, the Government is finally setting out its plans to register the 3.5 million EU citizens living in the UK.

“This hastily introduced, online only system will give EU citizens no physical document to prove their right to live and work here.  There is a real danger this will result in the kind of discrimination faced by the Windrush generation.

“Mistakes would have catastrophic consequences, as EU citizens will face the full force of the hostile environment.

“There is still a worrying lack of detail on the support for vulnerable people, who may not even know they need to register.”