Only 1,700 people recognised by Home Office as Zambrano carers since 2012

Figures obtained by Free Movement show that fewer than two thousand non-EU carers rely on EU law for their right to live in the UK. The relatively small number of people relying on these “derived rights of residence” raises questions about why the government appears set to deny them settlement after Brexit — even as it prepares to settle millions of others. Official figures released in response to a Freedom of Information request show that only 1,740 carers have been accepted as having a “derived right of residence” in the past six years. A derived right of residence allows a non-EU citizen to live in the UK because of their relationship…

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