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Rebordering Britain & Britons after Brexit

Reflecting on Brexit: migration myths and what comes next for EU migrants in the UK?

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This article considers the potential impact of Brexit on the family and welfare entitlement of EU migrants living in the UK and of UK migrants living in other EU Member States. Whilst the vast majority of those campaigning for the UK to leave the EU (publicly at least) argued in favour of those already present in the UK at the time of the referendum having their status protected, the government has been considerably less vocal in its support for this outcome. As such, EU migrants living in the UK presently face considerable uncertainty as to their own and their families’ future legal status and entitlement to welfare rights. The article will expose some of the evidential and legal gaps in the assertions made about EU migrants’ socio economic entitlement with a view to providing a more informed, legally accurate appraisal of how the Brexit negotiations could unfold. © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

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Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law

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Samantha Currie (United Kingdom)

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