Who Speaks for the Zambrano Families? Multi-level Abandonment in the UK and EU

  • Iyiola SolankeEmail author
Part of the Gender and Politics book series (GAP)


An intersectional analysis of Brexit suggests that Black British children are the forgotten victims of the decision to leave the EU. Due to the nationality of their primary carer, their rights as British and EU citizens have been pushed aside in the Brexit negotiations by both the European Commission and the UK government. In addition, their precarious position has been over-looked in the binary campaigns focusing on Union citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the EU. This contribution seeks to focus attention on the Zambrano children and incorporate their interests in the process of leaving the EU. If these infants are to continue to enjoy their full rights as British and Union citizens after Brexit, their parents must enjoy the full rights enjoyed by migrant EU citizens in the Withdrawal Agreement.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Law, The Liberty BuildingUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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