C of E bishops want immigration amnesty for ‘Windrush generation’ | UK news


Four Church of England bishops have joined a call for an immigration amnesty for people who moved to the UK from the Caribbean decades ago but now face uncertainty over their status.

The bishops are urging people in their dioceses to sign a petition demanding an amnesty for those who arrived as minors between 1948 and 1971. The petition, which had gathered almost 58,000 signatures by 5pm on Friday, also calls for the government to pay compensation for “loss and hurt”.

This week, Caribbean diplomats in the UK condemned the Home Office’s treatment of many longterm Commonwealth-born UK residents as “illegal immigrants”.

They called on the UK government to resolve an anomaly that has left many people being denied health services, prevented from working and facing destitution, detention…

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