UK Denies Woman ‘Settled Status’ After 55-year Stay

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Anna Amato, a 57-year-old woman, has been denied settled status in the United Kingdom, despite moving there at the age of two.

According to her, she moved to the UK with her parents from Italy when she was just two years old.

Amato said she has lived in Bristol for 55 years, and also acquired all her education in Britain. She also said she has paid over £500,000 in tax during her four decades of working.

Despite marrying a British husband, Connell, and having two children, she has been told that she is not welcome in the country due to Brexit by the Home Office.

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The office told her that she did not provide enough evidence to document her status, even though it was so heavy that it cost £35 to post.

She said: “You are in your country, it is a democracy, all of a sudden you are told after this time no one knows what is going to happen to you. Where do I go? It is really, really scary.”

Anna’s case is one of many EU nationals, who have been told they do not have the right to stay after Brexit.

Metro UK reports that there are about 3.5 million people in the UK, who now need to apply for settled status if they intend to continue to live in the UK.

Many of those are said to be elderly, or who people who have lived there for decades, and have assumed that they would be allowed to stay after Brexit takes place on October 31.

 

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