The Italians asked to request to stay in post-Brexit UK

Media caption‘I’m English, that’s my quandary’

Italian women invited to work in UK mills in a 1950s though now faced with requesting to stay after Brexit have pronounced they feel English and have a life here.

Many of a “mill girls” staid in Bradford though do not have UK passports or know because they need to act.

Despite being given paperwork saying they could sojourn in a UK, they now have to make new applications to stay.

The Home Office pronounced it would assistance EU adults to get a immigration standing they needed.

Many in a Italian village in a West Yorkshire city have pronounced they were uncertain because they were being asked to infer their residency.

‘Why should we apply?’

Maria Olyjnik, who came to a UK in 1959 to work during Salts Mill, said: “I feel English, that’s my quandary.

“We are foreigners in Italy, we are foreigners over here.”

One woman, who meets with others during a Italian Church Mission in Bradford, said: “Why should we apply? I’m here. I’ve got residency. we don’t know what there is to apply. Apply for what?”

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Many of a Italian village in Bradford are uncertain of what they need to do to stay in a UK

Another said: “I’ve been here prolonged enough. I’ve got a life here, I’ve got my children and my grandchildren.”

Maria Philburn, who has been essay a blog about her mom Margherita Althajm given a UK voted to leave a European Union, said: “On a day of a referendum result, a blood emptied out of my body, and my initial suspicion was what are we going to do with my mum?”

Mrs Althajm, 91, has Alzheimers, and is not wakeful of what she needs to do.

Her daughter said: “One of a categorical problems is that a lot of them [the Italian village in Bradford] do not consider that they need to request for anything.”

Mrs Althajm was given a certificate of registration – like a work assent – that she kept updated until 1961, when she was told she was free from a routine and could live in a UK freely.

Mrs Philburn practical by a Windrush scheme so her mom could stay in a UK indefinitely.

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91-year-old Margherita Althajm’s daughter practical by a Windrush intrigue for her mom to be authorised to stay in a UK

“She had to go for her fingerprints, a face approval thing, and she now has a biometric label to uncover that she is authorised to stay in this country,” she said.

“I’m indignant that during 91 she was asked to have her fingerprints taken.”

After World War Two, many towns and cities in Italy were busted by bombing and jobs were scarce.

More people were indispensable to work in a weave mills in Yorkshire, and a vast series were recruited from Italy. Some even had their transport paid for by their employers.

Vie Clerc Lusandu, from the3million, an organization set adult to strengthen a exposed EU adults during risk from Brexit, said: “If they do not request they will be deliberate bootleg in a country, regardless of how prolonged those people have been in a country.

“People don’t seem to know what they need to do and because they should apply.”

Immigration barrister Luke Piper said: “If we don’t do anything, a risks are really serious. You risk not being means to lease property, to entrance a bank account, we risk being charged for NHS treatment, and we risk being prosecuted for a rapist offence.”

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An different series of women came over to work in a mills from Italy

Advice for EU adults vital in a UK

EU adults will have to answer 3 “simple” questions online if they wish to continue vital in a UK after Brexit, according to a Home Office.

People will be asked to infer their ID, either they have rapist philosophy and either they live in a UK.

The scheme will work online and around a smartphone app, and Home Secretary Sajid Javid pronounced a government’s “default” position would be to grant, not refuse, staid status.

A Home Office orator said: “We wish EU adults vital in UK to stay and a allotment intrigue will make it easy for them to obtain a immigration standing they need.

“We are transparent that nobody will be left behind and we are providing adult to £9m appropriation and operative closely with organisations that are ancillary exposed or at-risk people, and their family members, by a focus process.”

You can find out some-more about this story on Inside Out Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, that will be promote on BBC One during 19:00 GMT on Monday 14 Jan and on iPlayer afterwards.

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