Responding to the Government’s guidance titled No Deal Immigration Arrangements For EU Citizens Arriving After Brexit, Danny Mortimer, co-convenor of the Cavendish Coalition, said:
“It’s helpful to see the policy confirmed that will be in place if we leave without a deal. However, further clarification is needed over the rights and entitlements of individuals coming from the EU to the UK applying for voluntary Exceptional Leave To Remain (ELTR).
“We are very concerned about the tone of the messaging about what will happen if someone is not registered with a scheme by December 2020, with threats of ‘enforcement action, detention and removal as an immigration offender’.
“The welcome words about valuing our current EU colleagues working or living in the UK need to be followed up with positive action that enables the attraction of the workforce desperately needed across social care and health, not the aggressive approach that has caused so much distress in the past.”