Caribbean diplomats raise immigration issue with U.K.

High Commissioners from across Caribbean Commonwealth nations have joined together to call on Britain to speedily tackle an increasingly tough immigration regime which has resulted in many elderly Caribbean-born men and women, who have lived in the U.K. for decades, facing penalties and even threatened with deportation.

The call comes ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London next week, and in the wake of a number of cases emerging, including of one elderly man, who arrived in Britain more than 40-years-ago, being denied NHS treatment for cancer. “Being a product of the Commonwealth, London-born, of Indian and Barbadian migrants to the U.K., I am dismayed that this situation could even exist in the 21st century; that people who gave their all to Britain could be…

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