Emma from Southend-on-Sea voted Leave in 2016 but she is a Remainer Now. She wrote a letter to her MP asking him to protect EU citizens and their families after Parliament voted down an amendment that would have prevented a Windrush 2.0.

First published in January 2020.

I am writing in regards to the Amendment that was voted down yesterday regarding EU/EEA citizens and their dependants having an automatic status as promised by the Prime Minister during the 2016 referendum campaign.

I am so worried and scared for people who live here who may be unable to apply for the settled status scheme and are vulnerable.

It hurts so much as a mum to think that children and families are still in limbo and it tears me in two.

Please help them.

I am a nobody but please do everything you can to help them. They didn’t even get a vote or say in this.

As you know, I have two boys with low functioning autism and I know already some families like mine who have had to leave which has caused them all so much distress and fear.

Please protect EU Citizens in the UK and British In Europe. Please do everything you can.

I would suggest the best way for everyone to come together on peace, regardless of view, is to put people first and show how much we care about people as a nation.

I love our country and all its people. People who love our country have my respect and I want the best for them and indeed us all. If you know of anything I can do, please tell me.

I voted Leave in 2016 but I never voted or thought this would happen.

Please help them.🔷


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🗳️ David Amess

Written by Emma.

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[This piece was first published as a letter and turned into the above article on 9 January 2020, with the author’s consent, with the purpose of reaching a larger audience. | The author of the letter writes in a personal capacity.]

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