LENGTH: 1,700 words maximum
Sources: A bibliography must be given at the end and any other sources acknowledged. References should be given at the bottom of each page as footnotes.
Plagiarism (ie. direct copying from books etc. or representing other writers` work as your own) will result in a FAIL. All sources used must be properly acknowledged.
Answer the following question:
Anton and Mirela, who are both Romanian nationals, have recently entered the United Kingdom, hoping to get a job. They were accompanied by their two children, Violeta aged 19, and Nicu, aged 16. Anton attempted to claim social security benefits for the family, but was told that, as non-UK nationals, they were not entitled to claim.
Anton eventually found work for two days per week as a cleaner, although his pay was below the minimum wage. He also found work with a business that produced fake electrical goods that were sold through the internet.
Mirela obtained work as a secretary in an office. However, she discovered that she was required to work longer hours than her UK colleagues, but did not receive any extra pay for this.
Anton and Mirela applied for lower tax benefits for their family. Such benefits could be claimed by UK nationals but Anton and Mirela were told they were not entitled to claim.
Nicu had finished school in Romania, and now in the UK he applied for a course to study business. He complained when he discovered that he was charged a higher fee than UK nationals who were on the course.
Violeta obtained a job as a shop assistant. After a few months she left this job to start a full time degree course at a UK university. She applied for financial support to undertake her studies, but this was refused. She was told that such support was only available to UK nationals.
Anton has recently been found guilty of selling fake electrical goods. He was sent to prison, with a recommendation that he should be deported at the end of his sentence.
Mirela was sacked from her office job when the employer discovered she was also working as a prostitute. Nicu has been found guilty of possessing illegal drugs and received a suspended prison sentence. Violeta joined an organisation called the Freedom Church, which, although not illegal, is being watched by the authorities.
The UK authorities have now decided the whole family is undesirable and should be deported immediately.
Critically discuss and advise Anton, Mirela, Nicu, and Violeta how EU Law relating to the free movement of persons (Art 45 TFEU) can be argued to the above events.