The Windrush generation arrived in the UK after the second world war from Caribbean countries at the invitation of the British government. An estimated 50,000 of them now face the risk of deportation if they never formalised their residency status and don’t have the required documentation to prove it. Many have lost their jobs and even been held in detention centres. The problem stems from a policy set out by Theresa May when she was home secretary to make the UK "a really hostile environment for illegal immigrants". Yesterday, after Labour MP David Lammy made the above speech, home secretary Amber Rudd announced a new team would make sure Commonwealth-born long-term UK residents would no longer be classified as illegal immigrants. #Regram @guardian . . .
Thank you David Lammy for your true and powerful words on the #WindrushDeportation