Dear fellow EU citizen,
The weekend has passed and sadly, new stories of hate crimes have emerged on social media, such as the one from our friend Satbir of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants or stories shared on the private Forum for EU citizens on Facebook.
Over the weekend, the American magazine Time also ran a story about 'marginalized communities' feared for their future in the UK and I must say I was shocked at the terminology.
I never thought I belonged to a marginalised community but this is how it looks from the outside and many of us are suffering from it.
In all cases, we should never give in to the haters, and we should remain proud of who we are. We are a gift to Britain, with our culture, with our food, with our skills, with our languages and with our love.
Next year, the3million will travel around the UK to connect as many of us as possible, to debate and to inform. We will share the details in January.
Today, I would like to ask you to take part in a survey which will help us shape our future lobby work.
Settled Status survey:
Our friend Prof. Tanja Bueltmann of Northumbria University is running an important survey about Settled Status. Please fill it in whether you have applied or not. Deadline is 20 December
Finally, a little reminder that the3million is trying to fund a new legal team in 2020 to scrutinise Boris Johnson's Government and prepare for legal actions if our rights are not respected during the implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement. Please donate on this CrowdJustice page if you can afford it, so we can effectively fight discrimination after Brexit 💪
Nicolas Hatton, CEO and co-founder of the3million, the EU citizens' group
If you are a victim of a hate crime, please report it at http://report-it.org.uk/your_police_force
Applying for Settled Status
Over two million EU citizens and their families have applied for Settled Status but it is not as straight forward as it seems and we recommend you seek help and ask questions before applying.
Our page Applying for Settled Status is good summary of the process, including what documents you will need to successfully apply:
The website from our sister charity Settled, which specialises in outreaching to EU citizens at risk, is also very helpful, as Settled Status is explained in a simple manner. They currently have information in 7 languages and growing.
Here for Good is a charity set up specifically to help you in applying for Settled Status.
You can conveniently call them if you have a questions or seeking free immigration legal advice:
Mondays, 0930 - 1130
Wednesdays, 1130 - 1330
Fridays, 1330 - 1530
☎️ 020 7014 2155 (standard phone charges apply)
The helpline is run with Bindmans LLP
We also recommend the London Mayor information hub for EU citizens, which is available in 23 different languages:
Our friends at UKCEN have developed a public forum to help with a Settled Status and British citizenship applications: https://www.forum.ukcen.com
We have also partnered with the European Commission in the UK and Here for Good to provide simple information about your rights as an EU citizen living in the UK. Click on the link below to find out more:
Settled Status information sessions:
Check this website to find out about information events about settled status near you: http://www.eurights.uk/events