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Europeans Detained in UK, London Now Announces “Softer” Guidelines


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After arguing over British border guards ’treatment of European citizens without visas for work-related reasons, the government announced” softer guidelines “.

Border police will no longer detain European citizens without visas for reasons related to working in immigration detention centers.

This was announced by the British government at noon on Friday, after pressure from European diplomacy and the countries involved in the case. Downing Street, According to what was reported by ANSA news agency, Was to announce that it intended to adopt new “softer” guidelines for European citizens arriving in the UK for job interviews.

In recent weeks, there have been several cases of arbitrary arrests by British border guards, against Italian, French, German, Spanish, Greek, Romanian and Bulgarian citizens who landed at major UK airports without a permit for reasons related to work.

The information site He spoke first At least 30 passenger cases were disembarked and locked up for up to seven consecutive days in immigration centers, often without being able to receive any consular or legal assistance, and subject to confiscation of documents and cell phones.

in the last days Also Republica I gathered the testimony of a 24-year-old young woman from Puglia, Marta Lomartire, who is being held in one of the British government’s immigration detention centers, who said they had experienced a “nightmare”. Together with her young Italians and non-Italians, “desperate”, “humiliated and traumatized”.

yesterday An investigation published in the Guardian newspaper He added disturbing new details, and spoke about at least a dozen cases of detention in just 48 hours, recorded last week. The British newspaper interviewed two Spanish girls. The first took place at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Center in Bedfordshire after border agents prevented her from taking the return flight to Spain paid for at her own expense.

She found herself in the center completely isolated, deprived of personal belongings and also at risk of contracting Covid, due to the presence of many cases in the structure. The second was locked in a room for 24 hours and then returned to his home country.

But these are just some of the cases that have happened for weeks, despite the new UK immigration law which says you can enter the country without needing a visa for a job interview.

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In Brussels, a group of members of the European Parliament called on the President of the European Union Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, to protest against non-compliance with the Brexit agreements, while the Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs, Benedetto Della Vidova, in Italy, called As he read in RepubblicaThe British Ambassador, Jill Morris, at the Farnesina Hotel activated the Italian Embassy in London protesting the restrictions imposed on our fellow citizens.

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