Government “won’t have any idea” how many EU citizens lack immigration status after Brexit

The Home Office will have no idea how many EU residents are left undocumented by Brexit because it does not collect or release the necessary data, a leading immigration policy expert has warned. Madeleine Sumption said yesterday that the government has no plans to find out how many of the estimated 3.8 million EU nationals living in the UK will still be without valid immigration status when the EU Settlement Scheme closes in June 2021. Sumption, head of the Migration Observatory at Oxford University and a member of the influential Migration Advisory Committee, told MPs: it is possible that in a few years time when the scheme has been implemented,…

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