Brexit: Theresa May to outline 'settled status' for EU nationals

Brexit: Theresa May to outline 'settled status' for EU nationals

The prime minister is to fully outline her offer

Monday, June 26, 2017

Theresa May is to lay out the post-Brexit 'settled status' on offer for EU nationals resident in the UK. 

David Davis said the plans will be laid out on Monday in a document roughly 15 pages long. 

The Brexit Secretary said EU residents would "effectively" have the same rights as British citizens, and would be deported only if they had committed a crime or if there were security issues.

In an interview with the BBC, Davis insisted the offer would be fair. 

He said: "They [EU nationals] get the same residency, employment, health, pension rights and so on - almost equivalent to British citizens.

"The only thing they don't get is the vote."

Theresa May's offer is subject to a reciprocal arrangement granting similar rights for UK citizens resident in the EU. 

It received a mixed welcome from EU leaders last week.

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