Rights and entitlements of all citizens must be protected - Boyle
Speaking after figures released in 'The Detail' showed an increase in those seeking immigration advice post Brexit referendum, Sinn Féin Spokesperson for minorities rights, Michaela Boyle said:
“The figures on the numbers of people seeking advice on immigration following the Brexit referendum, highlights the great uncertainty it has created.
“Having met with many groups and individuals since the referendum I have heard first-hand how some individuals now feel unwelcome, many are reconsidering their future here and others have reported increased hostility. All of this is unacceptable.
“EU citizens living and working in the north have made valuable contributions to our economy and society, likewise those that have come from other countries and made their homes here.
“Freedom of movement within the European Union has allowed citizens to live, study and work unhindered across member states with many sectors relying on citizens from other countries, so it is vital that this continues post Brexit for the benefit of the economy.
“The rights and entitlements of all citizens must be protected in the context of Brexit.
“I would encourage anyone has encountered difficulties or who has queries to contact advice organisations or myself as our Party spokesperson.”