EU Citizens worried about their status in the UK after Brexit

No Caption ABCDE PPP-160531-180256001
No Caption ABCDE PPP-160531-180256001

Central and South Sussex Citizens Advice (CaSSCA) has seen an increase in enquiries from EU Citizens worried about their status in the UK following the EU referendum.

Nationally, the top three advice trends for Citizens Advice are the right to reside, immigration and citizenship, and that has been reflected in enquiries to Citizens Advice Centres across West Sussex.

Julie Martin, CaSSCA CEO, said: “We will be here to advise our clients whatever happens. We would remind everyone that the government has not passed any new laws on the right of EU nationals to reside in the UK, and it could be a long time before the rules change.

“The application for British citizenship is a costly process, and may be wholly unnecessary.

“We would advise our clients to think very carefully and seek advice before making any decision on the matter. We will be updating our advice as events unfold.

“There have been reports in the media of an increase in racial attacks and discrimination following the referendum. Citizens Advice is committed to equality, and we would encourage victims of such attacks to report them to the police.

“If you are the victim of discrimination, we are here to help you.”

Anyone who has been affected by the referendum result and would like advice can drop in at their local Citizens Advice Centre, submit an email enquiry at cassca.org.uk or call the advice helpline on 0344 477 1171.

For the latest breaking news visit: www.crawleyobserver.co.uk or www.facebook.com/crawley.observer

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage at www.crawleyobserver.co.uk

2) Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/crawleyobserver

3) Follow us on Twitter @Crawley_Obby

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Crawley Observer - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.