Some have accused politicians of using them as pawns in the deal-making. In an open letter to EU nationals published Wednesday, May said "nothing could have been further from the truth." She says Britain and the EU are in "touching distance" on a citizens' rights deal and that EU citizens already living legally in Britain will be able to stay.
May says registration will be accomplished through a "streamlined digital process" that a panel of European nationals will help oversee. She and other EU leaders meet Thursday in Brussels.