Rudd admits wrongful deportations of Windrush generation : Cayman News Service


West Indian immigrants travel to the UK aboard the Empire Windrush

(CNS): British Home Secretary Amber Rudd has apologised for the treatment of the ‘Windrush generation’, people from the Caribbean who moved to the UK as children in the late 1940’s and early 50’s. Admitting that her ministry had behaved wrongly and their treatment had been “appalling”, Rudd acknowledged that some have been deported. Changes to immigration laws have placed some in the eye of the immigration storm, even though they are British by right after the 1971 Immigration Act gave all Commonwealth citizens living in the UK indefinite leave to remain.

The immigrants of the Windrush generation were invited to the UK to fill important gaps in the post-war labour market and many of them brought their young…

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