UK apologises to Caribbean immigrants threatened with deportation


LONDON , United Kingdom( AFP ) — The British Government on Monday apologised to Caribbean citizens who moved to Britain in the 1950s and 1960s and have been threatened with deportation, agreeing to meet 12 leaders of countries affected after initially turning them down.

Prime Minister Theresa May’s meeting on Tuesday will come ahead of a summit of Commonwealth leaders this week, after more than 140 British MPs demanded her government stop treating members of the Windrush generation as illegal migrants.

“There is absolutely no question about their right to remain and I am very sorry for any confusion or anxiety felt,” interior minister Amber Rudd told parliament during an emergency debate.
After the arrival of the first group of West Indian immigrants on the ship Empire Windrush in 1948,…

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