The British Government has warned that EU citizens will have to face tougher deportation laws if they are found to have committed a crime in the UK after Brexit.
A new Brexit technical paper released recently states that EU citizens sentenced to more than a year in jail will face deportation.
The tough stance comes ahead of the latest round of talks scheduled to be held between Britain and the EU in Brussels this week. European negotiators have raised objections to the tough approach as they want the 3.2 million EU citizens living in Britain to retain their current rights.
EU nationals today face a much more lax deportation test in UK than other foreigners as a result of the EU free movement rules. The UK government currently is required to demonstrate that the criminals pose a serious threat to the society before deporting them
The UK government’s technical note however acknowledges that the EU states may take reciprocal action affecting British citizens.