EU/EEA nationals Worried about their rights and options post-Brexit are being offered free legal advice at a session in Brighton.
Although the legal status of EU/EEA nationals in the UK is not expected change until the UK concludes its exit from the European Union, organisers point out the government has so far not guaranteed the rights of EU/EEA nationals living in the UK.
The evening will include a presentation and question and answer session with immigration adviser Victoria Sharkey covering topics such as permanent residency and citizenship.
Victoria explains: “I have been an immigration lawyer for about 19 years.
“I have friends who are migrants and family who were migrants (I am dual national UK/Irish) and I think that it is the responsibility of those of who appreciate the positive impact that migrants have on this country to do what we can to help.
“I am happy to give up some of my free time to give advice where I can.”
There is a refundable £5 charge (plus VAT) to attend the event. Organisers say the fee will be returned to attendees within 48 hours and that anyone unable to pay the fee can contact them for a free ticket.
Those running the event are keen to point out that it is not an arena to simply complain about brexit, saying: “This event will not be a political forum. As upset as we EU/EEA nationals may be by the result of the referendum, this evening is designed to offer legal advice. At the end, we’ll have a few tips on the practical ways to protect your rights via letter-writing, petitions, groups you can get involved with.”
The session takes place at 6:30pm at Pure360 Middle Street on 16 March. Click here for tickets.