Problems faced by the ‘Windrush' migrants are putting the UK's immigration system in the spotlight. By law, your right to live and work in the UK must be checked in everyday situations. Banks, landlords and hospitals carry out these checks. But it can be hard to prove you have a right to be in the UK. The ‘Windrush generation' came from Commonwealth countries to live in the UK before 1971. But some of them have recently had trouble showing they have a legal right to live and work here. People often turn to experts for help with problems. Here are some useful facts.
There are 3 million EU nationals living in the UK. About 1.2 million UK nationals live abroad in other EU countries.
In June 2016, more British people voted to leave the EU than to remain part of it. This has become known as Brexit.
The expected leaving date is 29 March 2019, but the process to leave has already begun. At present the UK is still part of the EU.
Three things you should know if you're an EU citizen living in the UK
1. EU laws are in force in the UK for as long as it's part of the EU.