New Europeans UK is calling for an extension to the EUSS deadline, especially for vulnerable people and for those who simply don’t know they need to apply until it’s too late.
Michael Arapis, who is a board member of new Europeans UK told ITV News:
“People that haven’t secured their status they will technically become illegal immigrants in this country.
“So people that have been residing here legally, even for decades – but let’s say now they’re in their 80s or 90s with dementia in a care home and they are unable to complete this application – they will, in theory, lose all their rights.
“This is merely a human rights issue – this is not a political issue,” he added.
“A lot of people will be affected in terms of housing, jobs, perhaps healthcare or pensions.
“They will be scared, they will be worried, they will be disappointed, especially because probably they will find out the consequences of this months or even years afterwards.”
Michael is also the Chair of New Europeans Wales and the vice-chair of the Greek Orthodox community of Wales.
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