L’High Court of London judged illegal for EU residents in the UKwho got it provisional status (pre-settled status), to owe it transform into permanent permit after having resided for five years in the country that left the European Union in 2015. The transition from pre-settled to settled would be necessary to continue to enjoy full rights on the island, under the Settlement Scheme, introduced following Brexit.
In his ruling, Judge Peter Lane highlighted the “uncertainty” caused by the current system, citing in particular the risk of expulsion that 2.7 million citizens run. Needless to say, the matter touches closely too thousands of Italiansmoved to London for study and work.
Not only that: it is claimed that the Ministry of the Interior – already ready to appeal – has misinterpreted the withdrawal agreement between London and Brussels.
True, it is a question of a judgment in the first instance but with repercussions for the London executive with respect to the threat of a rigid application of the scheme by the Home Office (the English Department of the Interior, ed). In fact, if confirmed, the threat of expulsion for those who do not update their status will become illegal.
Thus, it is justifiedombudsman (ombudsman, ed) for the rights of EU citizens in the Kingdom, the Independent monitoring authority (IMA), which had launched the appeal with a conviction: “People can lose their rights only in limited cases” and these do not include the transition from “pre -settled” to “settled”.