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Brexit Brits Abroad

Jun 7, 2019

Michaela welcomes back Aliyyah Ahad (Migration Policy Institute Europe) to talk about her recent Policy Briefing about the issues Brexit presents for British families living in the EU-27. This is a population about which there is very limited knowledge and understanding. She starts by explaining the significant evidence gaps in understanding the scale of this demographic, and the diversity of family arrangements that exist among them—including those in relationships with third-country nations; separated and divorced families with complex child-care relations; those in same-sex relationships. Deal or no deal, Brexit presents a range of issues that will likely impact disproportionately on some families and children, because of what this means in respect to residency, livelihoods, and transnational care arrangements as well as how this changes the transnational legal structures which support people’s lives.