I am writing to you as a constituent to ask you to vote to retain two amendments to the Withdrawal Agreement Bill.
The first amendment is to protect the rights of EU citizens living in the UK (Lords Amendment 1). The second amendment would help reunite child refugees with their parents (Lords Amendment 4).
European citizens living in the UK play a huge role in our communities. They are our families and friends, our colleagues and carers, and they deserve security and assurance.
Without this amendment tens of thousands of EU citizens will be left without legal rights in less than 18 months. This puts them at risk of eviction, detention and even deportation.
Child refugees who’ve been forced to flee their homes and separated from their families are some of the most vulnerable people in the world, and we must do all we can to protect them.
Omitting Clause 37 would ensure the continuation of the refugee children and family reunification provisions of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018.