"With Labour out of power we have just been through a divisive and bruising EU referendum campaign. With Labour out of power, the future of EU citizens in Britain – who came here because they want to work and contribute – is being used as a bargaining chip. Well that’s wrong and the Government should be ashamed," Khan said at the conference.
Khan added that European migrants were "welcome" in the United Kingdom and thanked them for "a massive" economic, social and cultural contribution to the country.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May said in late August that curbing migration would be her "absolute priority." In September, UK Home Minister Amber Rudd confirmed government's intention to reduce the number of migrants from the European Union to the tens of thousands.