The British government is this week due to issue a formal statement introducing a new immigration category of "settled status" for the 3.4 million EU citizens currently resident in the United Kingdom, almost exactly two years after the referendum result that saw 52 percent of the British public vote to leave European Union.
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"The 3million," a grassroots activist group which claims to lobby for the rights of EU nationals in Britain has repeatedly criticised the lack of clarity provided by the government on the nature of this new immigration category, despite Mrs. May's pleas throughout 2017 in which she implored European residents to remain in the country after it has left the EU in 2019.
"We will of course comment on it, but our main message to the government is that if they genuinely want EU citizens to stay they must remove all barriers in the registration process and make it free," said representative Nicolas Hatton in a statement to the British press in anticipation of the announcement.