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European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

Section 17: Family unity for those seeking asylum or other protection in Europe

  1. This section makes it an objective of the UK Government to seek to negotiate an agreement with the EU under which, subject to the terms of the agreement, unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in the EU will be able to join parents, grandparents, siblings, spouses and aunts and uncles lawfully resident in the UK, and vice versa.
  2. This section does not in itself confer leave to enter or remain in the UK.

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