Yesterday, during Home Office Questions, Teresa Pearce asked the Minister of State for Immigration, Caroline Noakes MP, two questions. In the first instance, Teresa Pearce MP asked what steps the Home Secretary is taking to ensure that Local Authorities settle the status of the children of EU nationals in their care.
The second question highlighted the challenges within the settlement scheme for this particular group of vulnerable children. Teresa asked the Minister if she agreed with her that as corporate parents to these vulnerable children, we should be giving automatic settled status to them. She also asked if the Minister agreed that fees should be waived for the children eligible for citizenship, to avoid them becoming undocumented.
To view the exchange in full, please click here: https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/14b23cd1-9472-44ba-9742-dd2deec361d1?in=15:20:39