The Windrush generation came here as children when their families were invited to the UK to help rebuild the country after two world wars.
So why did many then face deportation? Here's our explainer. pic.twitter.com/OVPJUIUl3t
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) April 18, 2018
Don't think it's been mentioned nearly enough that when the Tory/LibDem Coalition brought in the 2014 Immigration Act which caused the Windrush Scandal, only 18 MPs had the courage to vote against. They included David Lammy, Diane Abbott, John McDonnell and Jeremy Corbyn.
— Ally Fogg (@AllyFogg) April 18, 2018
The list of MPs who opposed Theresa May's 2014 Immigration Act, which took away the Windrush generation's rights, is remarkably small: pic.twitter.com/qQHLHLPCG5
— Tom Freeman (@HolyroodTom) April 18, 2018
— Diane Abbott (@HackneyAbbott) April 18, 2018
This Home Office justification for destroying Windrush generation arrival records contains a glaring internal contradiction – because the records were useful to the immigrants whose rights were impaired by their destruction pic.twitter.com/lIN1tk5ve0
— Robert Peston (@Peston) April 17, 2018
Home Office apparently reviewing 49 Windrush cases that have been raised with them. In last 3 yrs several hundred people over 40 have been deported to Caribbean Commonwealth countries. Will the Home Office review each one in case any are #Windrush children? pic.twitter.com/FiTRN1JQi6
— Yvette Cooper (@YvetteCooperMP) April 18, 2018
"There were some who saw it, I shan't name them, as almost reminiscent of Nazi Germany in the way it's working" – former head of the civil service @SirBobKerslake on the hostile environment policy #newsnight pic.twitter.com/eDVGYvAw8w
— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) April 18, 2018