Tory immigration minister clueless about Windrush deportations

Tory immigration minister clueless about Windrush deportations

Thousands of British residents who arrived from the Caribbean are suddenly being denied basic rights after being incorrectly identified as illegal immigrants.

Many who subsequently came were given indefinite leave to remain but records were not kept.

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.

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.

Interior minister Amber Rudd is set to announce a team to ensure no one will lose services or entitlements, and that if people apply for new documents, the usual fees will be waived, the BBC reported.

She said: "Well, absolutely, these are people who we welcomed here way back in the 50s and 60s and it's really important to me that we correct any error, and that we send a message of reassurance to people who are here, we want to get this right for them".

PoliticsHome asked the Home Office to clarify whether any citizens have been deported in error, and whether the department was aiming to directly contact them if so.

Who are the Windrush generation? Ministers have said they hope to tighten ties and increase trade with the Commonwealth, a network of 53 countries, mostly former British colonies, after Britain leaves the European Union next year.

More news: Man charged after allegedly driving drunk to local police station
More news: Chebukati announces way forward after 3 IEBC commissioners resigned
More news: Ex-FBI chief Comey vs Trump: How Twitter saw row

The problem follows the ending of a previous system of Commonwealth citizenship and free movement, when status was conferred by law on people to safeguard them but some did not acquire the necessary papers, according to immigration law blog Free Movement.

Nearly half a million people left their homes in the West Indies to live in Britain between 1948 and 1970, according to Britain's National Archives.

The raging Labour MP launched a furious tirade in the Commons on Monday and said the relationship between Britain and the West Indies and Caribbean had become "inextricable".

A Home Office official said the rejection had been because the subject of the meeting was not clear.

More than 140 members of parliament have signed a letter to the prime minister calling on her to resolve an anomaly that means many people who arrived in Britain as children between 1948 and 1971 are being denied health services, prevented from working and in some cases threatened with deportation.

Mrs May's official spokesman said: "She deeply values the contribution made by these and all Commonwealth citizens who have made a life in the United Kingdom, and is making sure the Home Office is offering the correct solution for individual situations".

However, the Home Office did not keep a record of those granted leave to remain or issue any paperwork confirming it, meaning it is hard for the individuals to now prove they are in the United Kingdom legally.

Related Articles

  • Barbara Bush in 'failing health,' will not seek additional medical treatment

    Barbara Bush in 'failing health,' will not seek additional medical treatment

    McIngvale, recognized for his charity work particularly after Hurricane Harvey, called Barbara Bush a force for good. Fred's Story and Millie's Book , two anecdotes that are based on the life of her dogs.
    Supreme Court to Hear Online State Sales Tax Case this Week

    Supreme Court to Hear Online State Sales Tax Case this Week

    But it's practically impossible for the state to get the tax revenue unless the company collects the money at the time of sale. Amazon collects sales tax on its own products , but not on other businesses' products that are sold through its website.

    LAPD Seizes $700000 In Feces Covered Counterfeit Makeup

    The bust netted makeup similar to such popular brands as Urban Decay , NARS , MAC, Kylie Cosmetics by Kylie Jenner, and others. KTLA-5 reported six people were arrested and its anticipated they'll face a charge of "trademark violations of major brands".
  • Colorado teachers go to the Capitol to demand more education funding

    Colorado teachers go to the Capitol to demand more education funding

    Candidates are encouraged to attend if they are certified in Oklahoma, certified in another state or now are student teaching. Others are taking part in so-called walk-ins at schools.
    SUNY Student Assembly responds to BU stabbing

    SUNY Student Assembly responds to BU stabbing

    Haley Anderson, 22, was a nursing student who was strangled to death at an off-campus residence on March 9, Pix11 News reported . Investigators from multiple agencies interviewed people throughout the night, and determined the stabbing was not a random act.
    US Retail Sales Climb More Than Expected On Rebound In Auto Sales

    US Retail Sales Climb More Than Expected On Rebound In Auto Sales

    Clothing and clothing accessory stores were up 6.1 percent year-over-year but down 0.8 percent from February seasonally adjusted. Online and other non-store sales were up 7.6 percent year-over-year and up 0.8 percent over February seasonally adjusted.
  • Man arrested and charged in Bargoed for alleged assault on ambulance staff

    Man arrested and charged in Bargoed for alleged assault on ambulance staff

    Police said while one of the accused is a 17 year-old engineering student, the other is in a 16-year-old polytechnic college. When asked, the child revealed that two of her cousins, both minors , sexually assaulted her when she visited their home.
    Novak Djokovic reaches 2nd round at Monte Carlo Masters

    Novak Djokovic reaches 2nd round at Monte Carlo Masters

    I got to prepare if I need to play tomorrow. "He said that a couple of days ago - and I thought he would play Roland Garros". Then he lost his opening matches in March at Indian Wells - to a qualifier ranked outside the top 100 - and Miami.
    More West Sussex children get top primary school choices

    More West Sussex children get top primary school choices

    Fairfield Junior-Senior High School will have e-learning on September 26, November 14, February 6 and March 27. In Reading nearly 93 per cent of children were offered a place at their first choice or second choice school .
  • Do not eat romaine lettuce — Warning from CDC

    Do not eat romaine lettuce — Warning from CDC

    Consumers who have symptoms of STEC infection should contact their health care provider to report their symptoms and receive care. The CDC, however, has said that "no grower, supplier, distributor, or brand has been identified" as the source at this time.
    Syria strikes' aim met, more possible if red line crossed

    Syria strikes' aim met, more possible if red line crossed

    It is understood the French leader spoke with Vladimir Putin just hours before the strike. "Of course they are complicit". President Donald Trump to keep troops in Syria for the long term and limit joint strikes to chemical weapons facilities.
    Fortnite: 10 Players You Are Guaranteed To Meet

    Fortnite: 10 Players You Are Guaranteed To Meet

    Everyone is used to the vast majority of players in a game, which is why the battle royale genre is so fun and exciting. Battle Royale is a 15-20 minute digestible experience whereas Save The World is an RPG with progressive elements.