I came here as a Masters student about five years ago. I think I chose the university rather than London the London School of Economics had the best programme in my field. But I settled in right away. I met my friends, my boyfriend, and I work in public health policy. Now, I don't have the same sense of loyalty to this country that I used to have. If I hadn't met my boyfriend I might have already moved somewhere else. London feels very sympathetic, but smaller, monocultural towns are not safe places to be immigrants. EU migrants didn't vote in the referendum either. I feel like this whole situation has happened because of how disenfranchised immigrants are. The person who has been given the biggest voice and listened to the most is the small-town working-class person who doesn't like immigration. I remember feeling angry when Russell Brand was saying: I can't be bothered voting. As someone who couldn't vote, I desperately wished I could. 'I feel like a second-class citizen' Polish-born Michal Siewniak, 37, lives in Watford, Hertfordshire
In some ways I can understand why British people want to leave. The EU used to be all about free movement of goods, services and people these are positive things. But the EU has become more and more controlling. You can't elect commissioners so they are untouchable. If I look at it from my own country's perspective, I see how laws are forced on Estonia. So I think the UK should try to negotiate a better deal for example, follow a similar path to Norway, staying a member of the single market. I think most British people are tolerant and are OK with immigrants who offer some sort of value to the system. Talent is always valued and with British people it's always easy to make friends. What annoys people is immigrants who are disrespectful towards their country's culture, laws and customs. I think if you don't like these then you should go back to your home country or move on to somewhere else. I moved here in 2014 to study and experience the UK's culture. As an international EU student I am not eligible for a student loan for living costs. Nevertheless, I am able to support myself by working in a hotel as a waitress and giving piano lessons because free movement includes the right to work. Also, last summer I set up a business with my two sisters and my brother, making healthy refreshment drinks based on birch sap. At the moment, the business is based in Estonia and our idea is to bring it to the UK. However, Brexit really makes us think twice. How would we be able to sustain the business if Brexit happens without a deal? It might be hard for us. It's quite frustrating not being able to vote, especially if you like being here and you are helping the economy to grow. Of course, British people's opinions should be prioritised as this is their home, after all. Maybe there should be a separate vote for British people at the general election and another for the EU citizens who live here. I think it's very important their opinions are heard as well as those of British people who live in EU countries, what about their opinions? 'I haven't come here to steal someone else's job' Italian Maria Iacuzio, 45, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey
I have been with my British boyfriend for 12 years. He suffers from a terminal illness called COPD and I am his carer. I'm doing the job of three nurses who would have to look after my partner 24 hours a day if I left. I'm doing that job for 62 a week. Before I became a carer I worked hard in this country and paid my taxes. I've been living here for 16 years. I'm quite an outgoing person, but recently I have stopped talking to strangers in the pub because my accent always gives me away and people ask where I'm from. I get weird looks and occasionally a comment like: Why don't you just go back to your own country? At the moment I live in fear of what's in store for me in the future deportation perhaps, because the government isn't telling us what their plans are concerning EU immigrants. Furthermore, I feel more vulnerable because of the fact that I am only a carer. I, like the other three million EU immigrants, didn't have a vote in the referendum. I can vote in local elections but not in national elections. It's frustrating because I can't get my voice heard. I've been living here for 16 years and I still can't do anything. The only thing I can do is be more vocal on social media. I can get other friends to see my point of view. I'm applying for permanent residency. It's really, really difficult because I don't know what's going to happen to me. And I still need to look after my partner. What's going to happen to him? As told to Jon Kelly Join the conversation find us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.