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Dear fellow EU citizen,


Over a month ago, we at the3million expressed our dismay over the defeat of the amendment that would have given us a physical backup to our digital-only Settled Status.

We have thought long and hard about the next step, and we thought it would be very useful if people who experience problems proving their immigration status could report it.

Today, I am delighted to launch this online form at https://t3m-digitalstatus.paperform.co

The form can be used for:

  • Anybody who has problems proving their status, now or in the future;
  • Landlords, employers or other service providers who have struggled with getting proof of someone's immigration status.

By reporting your issue, you will help the3million monitor the situation so we can continue to make a strong case for EU citizens to be given a physical proof and shielded from discrimination.

The form takes about ten minutes and every submission can make a difference so please share keep this email safe in case you need to report a problem in the future.

It would be wonderful if you could share it with your European friends. All reported experiences will help us to make the system better.



European regards,


Nicolas



Nicolas Hatton is the CEO of the3million, the EU citizens' group.
 

Find out more about the3million: www.the3million.org.uk


 


 

the3million Advent Calendar 






Have opened any of the doors of the3million Advent Calendar yet?

You can find it here

Tip: Bookmark the page and return everyday to open another door.

the3million Advent calendar is supporting our Christmas Appeal this year, so we hope you'll come along, look back over the year with us, hear stories from EU citizens... and there may even be a few surprises along the way – for example on St. Nicolas day this Sunday.


 


 

We have re-opened the facemask shop




We've managed to produce another batch of our lovely limited edition Axel Scheffler EU OWLS facemasks in time for Christmas.

Orders received before 9 December will be shipped first class on 10th December and we will do one more shipment for orders received before 16th December on 17th December.

Order your facemasks here.

These masks have been lovingly and expertly handmade in the UK by Linda Spencer (pictured) and we hope they bring you joy - we have heard that the Italian police has been very impressed by the high quality when they spotted one of our supporters wearing one.

If you are struggling to think about making meaningful presents this year, we also recommend you give a copy of the new version of the In Limbo book, expertly grafted by Elena Remigi:




 


 

Online events next week




EU Settlement Scheme information events in Romanian, Polish and Romanes
When: 
 Monday 7 December to Thursday 10 December
Romanian: Monday 7 December 7-8 pm | Register at https://fb.me/e/1MpqI14zY
Polish: Wednesday 9 December 7-8 pm | Register at https://fb.me/e/3M1hxlvNu
Romanes: Thursday 10 December 7-8 pm | Register at https://fb.me/e/39Bnt8bpf



We would like to bring to your attention three EUSS / immigrant rights events hosted next week by Polish Migrants Organise for Change (POMOC) and UK Butterflies, funded by the Greater London Authority.

These are free advice sessions with OISC Level 1 (EUSS) immigration advisers in community languages (Romanian, Polish & Romanes), and will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube. We have an incredible line-up of advisers and moderators from many of our organisations, including Natalia Byer, Denisa Gannon, Veronica Hera, Alexandra Bulat, Alunica Lepadatu, and Magda Fabianczyk.

 

Legal concerns and the role of campaiging in protecting EU citizens, a webinar by NPC
When: Tuesday 8 December 2PM
Attendees: Nicolas Hatton (the3Million), Ollie Persey (Public Law Project PLP), Una Boyd (The Committee on the Administration of Justice CAJ), Malene Bratlie (Unlock Democracy) TBC

This webinar will be an opportunity to hear from the3Million about the key issues they have been campaigning for to help EU citizens secure their rights and from PLP about the legal implications of the EU settlement scheme and the potential legal challenges facing EU citizens that fail to apply. There will also be an opportunity to hear from CAJ about the specific challenges faced by EU citizens in the Northern Ireland’s context, and ongoing campaigning strategy to tackle them. Finally, the session will also seek to explore what should be done between now and June 2021 to address any remaining concerns, with potentially the Brexit Civil Society Alliance (TBC) presenting on the future advocacy efforts of its members and the need they have identified to frame these in the context of ending the hostile environment towards migrants.

Register at https://www.thinknpc.org/events-and-training/the-eu-settlement-scheme/



Q&A on the EU Settlement Scheme with the Young Europeans & the EU Delegation
When: Wednesday 9 December 5PM
The transition period ends on 31 December 2020. How does this affect EU citizens in the UK?


Join the3million's Young Europeans Network and immigration lawyer Christopher Benn (EU Delegation and Seraphus) to get some answers to your questions.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ysWEZNIeQdKK57k2REWKtA



Barriers to Britishness , a webinar by British Future
When:
 Thursday 10 December 12.30PM
Attendees: Alberto Costa MP, Ryan Shorthouse of Bright Blue, Alexandra Bulat of the3million and Sunder Katwala of British future



British Future will publish the final report of the independent Inquiry, chaired by Alberto Costa MP, into UK citizenship policy. The report makes a series of recommendations for reform of citizenship policy, having considered such questions as:
·      What eligibility criteria should applicants fulfil before becoming British citizens?
·      How much is it reasonable to charge applicants for citizenship and settlement?
·      What changes should be made to the ‘Life in the UK’ test and English language                   requirements?
·      How can the citizenship process become a positive and meaningful experience?
·      What should citizenship policy aim to achieve in the UK?
Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8316068154405/WN_AiVtr81CQni0bSGuoklSEQ



the3million Young Europeans Network Social Quiz Night "Life in the UK - the test & the real deal"
When: Thursday 10 December 8PM



Join the3million's Young Europeans Network on Zoom for our end of year social event.

We'll have some personal reflections on citizens' rights campaigning in 2020, some personal stories from inspiring EU citizen rights activists followed by our "Life in the UK" quiz, combining actual "Life in the UK" citizenship test questions and the actual questions we think should be asked!

Register here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NFv1Z8suR3aXDiXg3xfh7w



Settled - the Christmas Quiz Night
When:
Friday 18 December 8PM



A general knowledge quiz for all the family (including a few questions to check you know your EUSS from your ETLR…). Bonus prize for the most Christmassy costume (human or pet)
Cost: £4.00 + Eventbrite fees
Register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/settled-quiz-night-tickets-130025005291
 


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If you can afford it, please become a paying supporter today to allow the3million to continue to represent you and protect your rights in 2021 and beyond: https://www.the3million.org.uk/donate

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