How many EU citizens will be criminalised by Brexit?
Some EU citizens now living in the UK will find themselves committing criminal offences after Brexit. That much is certain. How many people exactly will become unlawfully resident is probably impossible to calculate, and here at Free Movement we do not have the resources to do so, but the number could plausibly run into the hundreds of thousands. EU citizens who have resided in the UK lawfully for five years before 29 March 2019 and continue to be resident in the UK will be entitled to “settled status”. (Those here for fewer than five years are entitled to “temporary status” while they clock up the necessary five years.) But this…13th December 2017