The UK is expected to leave the EU in less than four working weeks’ time. Roughly 3 million EU citizens reside in the UK. These two facts are not unrelated.
As unlikely as it looks at the moment, was Parliament to agree to the Brexit deal the government would then have to bring forward primary legislation to give effect to it in domestic law- that would be the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill.
The long-awaited Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill (‘the Bill’), the legislation making provision for a post-Brexit immigration system, is finally before Parliament