To: The Prime Minister of the U.K

Protect the rights of E.U citizens living in the UK

Keep the rights, benefits, job security, access to healthcare, access to schools, access to all public services, voting rights, higher education fees and freedom of movement from their home countries to Britain of all E.U. citizens currently living in the U.K. the same as they were before the referendum.

Why is this important?

There is much fear and uncertainty in a post-Brexit world, especially for E.U citizens who are currently living in the U.K. They have built our country, contributed to our economy, taken care of our elderly, taught us, healed us, loved us, started families with us, become our friends and colleagues.

They have given so much to us, now we must do the same for them. The only difference between U.K. citizens living here and E.U. citizens living here is a passport, therefore their rights should be protected with absolutely no change.

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Reasons for signing

  • I have been living working and paying taxes here for over two decades now. The UK is my home and I would very much like to keep it that way without fear that my rights will be curbed.
  • I don't want to live anywhere else in the world but here in the UK. This is my home now
  • E.U nationals who have paid taxes & National Insurance, who have children born here or lived here for over 5 years shouldn't be expected just to leave. Others who should be allowed to stay are E.U nationals with higher education A-levels or above skills & trades or anyone from non-E.U countries that has a university education lived her for over 10 years, children born here over 5 years old & those employed & qualified in skilled employment of trades.

Updates

2016-07-06 19:01:39 +0100

A step towards victory:

The Labour motion on EU migrants 'right to remain' passed the Commons vote by a huge majority!
However, the motion is non-binding, so there is still much work to do. But small and encouraging steps...

2016-07-05 13:03:45 +0100

Two bits of exciting news!

Firstly, the petition has been featured in the Independent! http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/url-brexit-petition-immigration-eu-citizens-in-uk-what-happens-freedom-of-movemen-a7119291.html

The second is, Migrants Rights Network are hosting a Q&A session on what's next for EU citizens living in the U.K. - for anyone interested here is the link - http://www.migrantsrights.org.uk/news/2016/qa-session-brexit-whats-next-eu-nationals-uk

Love and solidarity,

Ruth

2016-07-01 11:13:09 +0100

50,000 signatures reached

2016-06-30 12:58:44 +0100

Wow! Nearly 50'000 signatures. This is amazing; I'm currently in the process of getting in touch with various politicians and newspapers to get this cause the attention it deserves.

One thing we can do in the meantime is lobby. Write to our MPs and tell them how important this issue is, and how we need them to bring it to the House of Commons. An easy way to do this is to go to Www.writetothem.com - a site which allows you to write to your political representatives.

Let's keep up the incredible work,

Love and solidarity,

Ruth

2016-06-25 20:12:03 +0100

20,000 signatures reached

2016-06-25 09:09:58 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2016-06-24 20:22:56 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2016-06-24 15:06:17 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2016-06-24 15:01:53 +0100

We're doing amazingly people! Let's keep up the momentum and help protect our E.U. fellows!

2016-06-24 14:20:39 +0100

500 signatures reached

2016-06-24 13:39:22 +0100

100 signatures reached

2016-06-24 13:23:01 +0100

50 signatures reached

2016-06-24 11:26:50 +0100

25 signatures reached

2016-06-24 11:03:59 +0100

10 signatures reached