Briefing: the status of EU immigration and asylum law after Brexit

Following the Conservative Party’s victory in the December 2019 general election, and the passing of the Withdrawal Agreement Act on 23 January 2020, the UK has now left the European Union with a divorce deal.  Under the deal, formally called the Withdrawal Agreement, there is a transitional period running from Brexit day (31 January 2020) until 31 December 2020. During this time nothing much will change and EU law will continue to apply in the UK. But what will happen to EU immigration and asylum law on 1 January 2021? EU free movement law after Brexit The date the UK leaves the EU is referred to in Brexit legislation as … Continue reading Briefing: the status of EU immigration and asylum law after Brexit