Brexit news: Britons furious as Germany deports British electricians ‘Should do the same’ | UK | News
Three men from Hornchurch worked in Germany but were deported after the Stuttgart authorities discovered they had the wrong papers. Following the story, Express.co.uk readers demanded that the UK do the same as Germany and remove anyone who works illegally. One person said, “So immigrants who work illegally in another country are kicked out, we have to do the same without criticizing.”
A second said, “It’s your own fault.
“Worked illegally in Germany and did not pay any taxes and did not have a residence permit.
“Every country in the world throws such people out.”
A third said, “Fair enough, it’s just a shame our country isn’t doing the same.”
The three deported men had set up a sports shop for a Slovenian company.
As part of the take-back agreement, the UK and the EU have agreed that unregistered citizens can be fined or even prohibited from re-entering another European member state.
Brits who were legally resident in Germany up to January 1, 2021, must have a special residence permit known as a residence document-GB.
Although many readers agreed with the federal government, some criticized the decision to deport the three men.
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Due to the UK’s exit from the EU, expats can be classified as illegal immigrants if they have not applied for residence status or if legal registration has been denied before March 31st.
Up to 500 UK expats have been able to be deported under these new rules, while Brits trying to return to the country have also been blocked due to coronavirus restrictions.
Amid an increase in cases, some Brits arriving at Alicante-Elche Airport have been banned from returning due to new restrictions on unnecessary travel.
Stuart Miller, a 47-year-old from Manchester, showed his anger that he was banned from re-entry.
He told Oliver Press: “People with letters from the Alicante Immigration Office asking them to collect their residence cards have been turned away. What other proof do you need for a residence permit?”
“There was no advice, no help and, to be fair, no good reason why we were turned back in Alicante.”