Emma Souza

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Derry woman Emma De Souza fought a hard legal and political battle against a British Home Office requirement that she must renounce British citizenship before being able to rely on her Belfast Agreement-acquired right to Irish, and hence EU, citizenship in seeking residency rights for her US-born husband Jake. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

The British government decision that Northern Ireland citizens will be regarded as EU citizens for immigration/family unification purposes is a signif(...)

 Emma DeSouza is arguing that her US-born husband, Jake, should be permitted residency in Northern Ireland under an EEA residence card, as she is an Irish citizen. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

A Northern Ireland-born woman has lodged a challenge in the Court of Appeal in Belfast to a ruling that those born in the region are automatically Bri(...)

Emma DeSouza and her US born husband Jake arrive for a press conference in  Belfast on Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The assertion that Irish citizens born in Northern Ireland are British makes a mockery of the Belfast Agreement’s equal citizenship and identity right(...)