Government must put heart and soul into helping Windrush generation

HMT Empire Windrush FL9448 cc wikicommonsThousands of men and women who arrived in the UK as children during the first wave of Commonwealth immigration now face being threatened with deportation.

The group, known as the Windrush generation – is named after the HMS Empire Windrush which, in 1948, brought workers from the West Indies to Britain.

Under the 1971 Immigration Act, all Commonwealth citizens already living in the UK (having arrived between 1948 and 1971) were given indefinite leave to remain but the Home Office did not keep a record of those granted leave to remain or issue any paperwork confirming it.

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