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The View from Europe: The Windrush Generation – By David Jessop

The View from Europe: The Windrush Generation

By David Jessop – April 20. 2018

RE: Treatment of Caribbean: undocumented migrants to the UK

David Jessop

For years now, Caribbean high commissioners, activists, church organisations and community oriented Caribbean companies have been raising with the British government and parliamentarians the shocking way in which undocumented members of the Caribbean Diaspora who came to Britain between 1948 and 1971 have been treated.

This has involved in the absence of proof of citizenship, the British authorities denying individuals of Caribbean origin medical care and pensions, and in some cases holding them in custody pending deportation. This was despite their demonstrable contribution to British society and lifelong residence in Britain.    Continue reading