Prime Minister Theresa May has sent the letter that starts the UK's formal exit process from the European Union.
May promised in a speech, back when the letter was sent, that she would protect the rights of EU nationals, seemingly ignoring the irony of mentioning them as an afterthought:
When I sit around the negotiating table in the months ahead, I will represent every person in the whole United Kingdom – young and old, rich and poor, city, town, country and all the villages and hamlets in between.
And yes, those EU nationals who have made this country their home.
It is my fierce determination to get the right deal for every single person in this country.
Immigration was a key issue in the Brexiters campaign - you may remember this poster:
The EU has failed us all. We must break free of the EU and take back control of our borders. https://t.co/CIHN8ifQHg