UK sorry for ‘appalling’ treatment of Caribbean immigrants


LONDON (AP) — The British government apologized Monday for its “appalling” treatment of some immigrants from the Caribbean, as reports of law-abiding residents being threatened with deportation overshadowed a London meeting of leaders from the 53-nation Commonwealth.

Britain wants to use this week’s summit of the alliance of the U.K. and its former colonies to help Britain bolster trade and diplomatic ties around the world after it leaves the European Union. But anger over what many see as the U.K.’s shabby treatment of residents of Caribbean origin eclipsed trade topics.

Members of the “Windrush generation” — named for the ship Empire Windrush, which brought the first big group of post-war Caribbean immigrants to Britain in 1948 — came…

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