Tory immigration minister clueless about Windrush deportations

New rules require documentary evidence of the right to be here which many Windrush children do not have as anyone who arrived in the UK from a Commonwealth country before 1971 was given indefinite leave to remain meaning many did not apply for a British

People born in Jamaica and other Caribbean countries are thought to be more affected than those from other Commonwealth nations, as they were more likely to arrive on their parent's passports without their own ID documents.

Mr Lammy said: "When my parents and their generation arrived in this country under the Nationality Act of 1948, they arrived here as British citizens".

"I do not want of any of the Commonwealth citizens who are here legally to be impacted in the way they have and, frankly, some of the way they have been treated has been wrong, has been appalling, and I am sorry", Rudd told parliament.

"It is inhumane and cruel for so many of that Windrush generation to have suffered so long in this condition and for the Secretary of State only to have made a statement today on this issue".

In response to the video, David Lammy tweeted that the situation is a "national disgrace" and "a direct result of home office hostile environments policy".

It said: "We urge you to guarantee the status of all Commonwealth nationals whose right to remain is protected by law and to provide an effective, humane route to the clarification of their status". "Can she explain how quickly this team will act to ensure that the thousands of British men and women denied their rights in this country under her watch in the Home Office are satisfied?"

Tighter immigration rules have affected a proportion of these people who are now being classified as illegal immigrants, meaning they have lost their right to work or to claim health care (The Guardian).

"This is about individuals". We will handle every case with sensitivity and will help people understand what is required and help them gather the information they need'. That is why I have put a very clear time limit on the amount of time it will take to correct this.

IMMIGRATION MINISTER Caroline Nokes has appeared to admit that some Windrush immigrants have been deported in error.

Asked whether people who had been resident in the United Kingdom for decades had been deported, Ms Nokes said: "There have been some horrendous situations which as a minister have appalled me".

On 15 April 2018, Nokes previously said in an online statement: 'I know that establishing status after so many years may be hard for some people but we will do everything we can to assist them.

Nokes encouraged those affected to make contact with the Home Office and said the government is determined to help people build up a picture of their life in the United Kingdom even if they might lack the required documents.

"I am concerned that the Home Office has become too concerned with policy and strategy and sometimes lose sight of the individual".

Barbados High Commissioner Guy Hewitt told the BBC: "Because they came from colonies which were not independent, they thought they were British subjects".

However, under new immigation laws, these people must now prove continuous residence in the United Kingdom since 1973, something that has turned out to be nearly impossible for those who have not kept up detailed records.

The PM's spokesman said the Home Office was expected to set out measures on Monday to support members of the Windrush generation in providing the documentation necessary to prove their right to live in the UK.

Unless they are able to produce documents confirming their right to live in the United Kingdom, the Home Office has threatened them with deportation.



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