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A Gendered EU Settlement Scheme: Intersectional Oppression of Immigrant Women in a Post-Brexit Britain

Yong, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-3939-6781 (2022). A Gendered EU Settlement Scheme: Intersectional Oppression of Immigrant Women in a Post-Brexit Britain (City Law School Research Paper 2022/14). London, UK: City Law School.

Abstract

The EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) is a transitory immigration regime rolled out by the Home Office as part of the measures for the UK withdrawing from the EU. More can be said about whether the EUSS can truly be hailed an overall “success”, as per official Government messaging, several years after its initial introduction. This paper evaluates this by considering two case studies of vulnerable immigrant women required to apply to the Scheme to successfully remain in the UK after the transition period: those at risk of or facing violence against women and girls (VAWG), and non-EU family members (NEFMs) of EU citizens. Using the theories of intersectionality and vulnerability, the paper outlines how gender and immigration status intersect to make women more vulnerable by virtue of the legal framework of the EUSS and its criteria, arguing that it entrenches intersectional oppression faced uniquely by these women.

Publication Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information: Copyright, the authors, 2022.
Publisher Keywords: Brexit, EU Settlement Scheme, violence against women and girls, non-EU family members, intersectionality, vulnerability
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JX International law
J Political Science > JZ International relations
K Law > K Law (General)
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
The City Law School > CLS Working Paper Series
The City Law School > Institute for the Study of European Laws
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