About three million EU citizens living in the UK would be allowed to stay after Brexit, Theresa May has proposed.
Under the PM’s plans, a new “settled UK” immigration status would grant EU migrants who had lived in the UK for five years rights to stay and access health, education and other benefits.
Proposals were unveiled at a Brussels summit but are dependent on EU states guaranteeing Britons the same rights.
But Lib Dem leader Tim Farron said it was “too little, too late”.
Many EU citizens in the UK, and Britons living abroad, are worried about their status once Brexit happens. The UK’s exit deadline is 30 March 2019.
Addressing other EU leaders at her first summit since the general election, the prime minister said she did not want anyone to have to leave or families to split up.
“No one will face a cliff edge,” she said.
“The UK’s position represents a fair and …