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23 April 2018 - Windrush Scandal: UK Government Threatens to Deport Children of Commonwealth Citizens

Publié par Marion Coste le 23/04/2018

Windrush generation: Who are they and why are they facing problems?

(BBC News, 18/04/2018)

Prime Minister Theresa May has apologised to Caribbean leaders over deportation threats made to the children of Commonwealth citizens, who despite living and working in the UK for decades, have been told they are living here illegally because of a lack of official paperwork.

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Windrush scandal: Theresa May accused of running 'institutionally racist' government

Aubrey Allegretti (Sky News, 22/04/2018)

A senior Labour frontbencher has personally accused Theresa May of racism and leading an "institutionally racist" government.

Dawn Butler, shadow equalities secretary, told Sky News that Commonwealth citizens were being made to "relive" the trauma of the "no blacks, no Irish, no dogs" days.

She issued Labour's strongest criticism yet as pressure grows on the Prime Minister and Home Secretary over the Windrush scandal.

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Windrush scandal: Theresa May says people affected by immigration crackdown will receive 'compensation'

Rob Merrick and Lizzy Buchan (The Independent, 20/04/2018)

Members of the Windrush generation wrongly hit by the scandalof the immigration crackdown will receive “compensation”, Theresa May has announced.

The payments – which No 10 says will go further than the simple reimbursement of costs incurred – will “resolve the anxiety and problems” they have suffered, the prime minister said.

More than 280 people have so far contacted a Home Office helpline for members of the Windrush generation with concerns about their migration status, prompting speculation the bill could run to millions.

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'We will not stand for it': Hundreds gather in Brixton for demonstration in solidarity with Windrush generation

Ella Wills (The Evening Standard, 21/04/2018)

Hundreds have gathered in south London for a demonstration in solidarity with the so-called Windrush generation.

The rally was held in support of those affected and their families at Windrush Square in Brixton on Friday afternoon.

The generation of Commonwealth citizens, who arrived in Britain between 1948 and 1971, have been denied healthcare and threatened with deportation despite being residents in the UK for decades.

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