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We’re determined to make sure EU friends can stay

09 March, 2018

• ISLINGTON Council is on the side of local people, wherever in the world they are from. Since the Referendum, many residents originally from other countries in the EU have, reasonably, been looking for information about what Brexit might mean for them and their families.

It is unacceptable that the government continues to use EU citizens as bargaining chips in the negotiations. It must urgently guarantee the rights of our friends and neighbours living here.

The council has created an advice page for local people from other EU countries. With the government failing to guarantee their rights, we want to further support people who feel uncertain about their future.

The webpage provides practical information on the current situation and advice on where you can find out more. The page will be updated as the government makes more concrete announcements.

The council has been working with solicitors and Islington in Europe to provide advice sessions for local people from other EU countries. Earlier this week, I attended the third session, where I met many people who love Islington and want to stay. We are determined to make sure they can.

You can visit www.islington.gov.uk/birth-death-marriage-and-citizenship/nationality-and-citizenship/eu-citizens.

CLLR KAYA COMER-SCHWARTZ
Labour executive member for community development, Islington Counci

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