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EU citizens warned over missing Brexit residency deadline

By Andrew MacAskill LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is threatening to deport European Union citizens if they fail to apply on time for a new immigration status after Brexit and will only grant leniency in exceptional circumstances, according to people briefed on the plans. In previously unreported guidelines, the government has drafted a narrow list of exemptions, such as those with a physical or mental incapacity, or children whose parents fail to apply on their behalf, the people said. The government is introducing the biggest shake-up of Britain s border controls in decades, ending the priority given to EU migrants over those from other countries. Most EU citizens will need some form of prior...


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