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Re: Windrush Debacle : A Windrush Day To Celebrate ...What Exactly ?

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:01 am
by Chris From The Gulag
Windrush generation members to be refused UK citizenship, government announces.

Critics say it is 'scandalous' that Home Office should subject Windrush citizens to conditions other British citizens are not and raise concerns around absence of appeals process.

Re: Windrush Debacle : A Windrush Day To Celebrate ...What Exactly ?

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:34 am
by Chris From The Gulag
Windrush victim stuck in Jamaica for 25 years returns to UK

Ken Morgan, whose passport was taken, says he is looking forward to fish and chips

A member of the Windrush generation who spent the past 25 years stuck in Jamaica after his British passport was taken from him has returned to the UK, and said he is looking forward to having fish and chips.

Ken Morgan, 68, said he was offered no help by the British high commission when his documentation was confiscated without explanation at Kingston airport, while he was in Jamaica for a family funeral.

Morgan, who arrived in the UK in 1959, aged nine, was stopped at check-in on his way home, where his passport was taken. He had been in Jamaica ever since.

Re: Windrush Debacle : A Windrush Day To Celebrate ...What Exactly ?

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:47 am
by Chris From The Gulag
Windrush: 11 people wrongly deported from UK have died – Javid.

Officials unable to contact many of those affected, suggesting death toll could be higher.


Eight more members of the Windrush generation who may have been wrongly deported by UK authorities have been found to have died, taking the total to at least 11, the home secretary has confirmed.

Sajid Javid said British officials had also been unable to contact many of those thought to have been caught up in the scandal, suggesting the true death toll could be higher still.

The shadow home secretary, Diane Abbott, called the latest revelations a “complete disgrace”. She demanded justice for those affected and an end to the hostile environment policy championed by the prime minister, Theresa May, during her six-year stint as home secretary.

“Deaths of deported British citizens and deportations for convictions that never existed all point to the real evils of the hostile environment,” she said.

“These piecemeal updates show that the government is simply not taking this seriously enough.

“We still do not know the true scale of this scandal, like how many people were deported and imprisoned. The government refuses to implement a hardship fund, even though it’s clear the compensation scheme will not be available for many months.

“The Windrush generation must have justice and the hostile environment must end.”

Re: Windrush Debacle : A Windrush Day To Celebrate ...What Exactly ?

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:16 pm
by Chris From The Gulag
Just gets better and better ....
Windrush victims classed as criminals in government blunder.

Tally of wrongful deportations and detained likely to rise after Home Office error.

The Home Office has admitted that the number of Windrush people known to have been wrongly deported or detained is likely to rise from the figure of 164, because officials have misclassified a number of affected people as criminals and excluded them from the count.

The admission prompted Labour’s Harriet Harman to accuse the Home Office of “blundering in their attempt to sort out a Home Office blunder”.

As part of its response to the Windrush crisis, the government conducted an official review of 11,800 cases of Caribbean-born people who have been detained or removed since 2002 to assess how many might have been mistakenly targeted despite being legally in the UK.

Re: Windrush Debacle : A Windrush Day To Celebrate ...What Exactly ?

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:41 pm
by G Fraser_1612
Is it bad that I continually threaten/'joke' to my mum that i'll 'do a windrush' on her (no such luck as naturalised in '79).... :whistle:

Re: Windrush Debacle : A Windrush Day To Celebrate ...What Exactly ?

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:57 pm
by Chris From The Gulag
In essence , the Windrush pioneers ... used by the powers to be like a disposable handkerchief ?

Profit from their labour and , when finished . left to fend for themselves ... without protection on the residency front ?

As carers , we know only too well the notion of " Disposal " ... when the caring ends , there is nothing out there to assist us to return to " Normal " life ... whatever that is in this Sad New World.

Re: Windrush Debacle : A Windrush Day To Celebrate ...What Exactly ?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:35 am
by Chris From The Gulag
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Re: Windrush Debacle : A Windrush Day To Celebrate ...What Exactly ?

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:48 am
by Chris From The Gulag
Home Office under fire over Commonwealth deportations.

Pressure grows after revelation little attempt made to inform deportees of Windrush taskforce.


Pressure is building on the Home Office over its failure to find 49 people deported to Commonwealth countries and inform them of the Windrush taskforce amid warnings that they may have been wrongfully expelled.

The group, which had been held in UK detention centres, were flown to Ghana and Nigeria between March and September last year, before the Windrush scandal erupted.

“I think it’s the moral responsibility of the government to track them down,” said the Green MP, Caroline Lucas, who learned through a series of parliamentary questions to ministers that the Home Office had made no “specific attempt” to inform the 49 that the taskforce exists.

The Home Office minister Caroline Nokes said those concerned could visit a government website for information. In response to earlier questions from Lucas, she said that prior to any enforced removal all individuals are notified of the reasons why they are liable for removal and the destination for removal.

Re: Windrush Debacle : A Windrush Day To Celebrate ...What Exactly ?

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:31 pm
by Chris From The Gulag
Related but very " Windrush ? "

The Italians asked to apply to stay in post-Brexit UK.

Italian women invited to work in UK mills in the 1950s but now faced with applying to stay after Brexit have said they feel English and have a life here.


Many of the "mill girls" settled in Bradford but do not have UK passports or understand why they need to act.

Despite being given paperwork stating they could remain in the UK, they now have to make new applications to stay.

The Home Office said it would help EU citizens to get the immigration status they needed.

Many in the Italian community in the West Yorkshire city have said they were unsure why they were being asked to prove their residency.

" Why should I apply ? "

Maria Olyjnik, who came to the UK in 1959 to work at Salts Mill, said: "I feel English, that's my quandary.

"We are foreigners in Italy, we are foreigners over here."

One woman, who meets with others at the Italian Church Mission in Bradford, said: "Why should I apply? I'm here. I've got residency. I don't understand what there is to apply. Apply for what ?"

Another said: "I've been here long enough. I've got a life here, I've got my children and my grandchildren."

Maria Philburn, who has been writing a blog about her mother Margherita Althajm since the UK voted to leave the European Union, said: "On the day of the referendum result, the blood drained out of my body, and my first thought was what are we going to do with my mum?"

Mrs Althajm, 91, has Alzheimers, and is not aware of what she needs to do.

Her daughter said: "One of the main problems is that a lot of them [the Italian community in Bradford] do not think that they need to apply for anything."

Mrs Althajm was given a certificate of registration - like a work permit - which she kept updated until 1961, when she was told she was exempt from the process and could live in the UK freely.

Mrs Philburn applied through the Windrush scheme so her mother could stay in the UK indefinitely.

"She had to go for her fingerprints, a face recognition thing, and she now has a biometric card to show that she is allowed to stay in this country," she said.

"I'm angry that at 91 she was asked to have her fingerprints taken."

After World War Two, many towns and cities in Italy were ruined by bombing and jobs were scarce.

More people were needed to work in the textile mills in Yorkshire, and a large number were recruited from Italy. Some even had their travel paid for by their employers.

Vie Clerc Lusandu, from the3million, an organisation set up to protect the vulnerable EU citizens at risk from Brexit, said: "If they do not apply they will be considered illegal in the country, regardless of how long those people have been in the country.

"People don't seem to know what they need to do and why they should apply."

Immigration solicitor Luke Piper said: "If you don't do anything, the risks are very serious. You risk not being able to rent property, to access a bank account, you risk being charged for NHS treatment, and you risk being prosecuted for a criminal offence."



Advice for EU citizens living in the UK

EU citizens will have to answer three "simple" questions online if they want to continue living in the UK after Brexit, according to the Home Office.

People will be asked to prove their ID, whether they have criminal convictions and whether they live in the UK.

The scheme will operate online and via a smartphone app, and Home Secretary Sajid Javid said the government's "default" position would be to grant, not refuse, settled status.

A Home Office spokesperson said: "We want EU citizens living in UK to stay and the settlement scheme will make it easy for them to obtain the immigration status they need.

"We are clear that no-one will be left behind and we are providing up to £9m funding and working closely with organisations that are supporting vulnerable or at-risk people, and their family members, through the application process."

Re: Windrush Debacle : A Windrush Day To Celebrate What Exactly ? ... EU Citizens Problems Come Brexit Now Included

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:20 am
by Chris From The Gulag
Dozens of Caribbean nationals to be deported on first charter flight to Jamaica since Windrush scandal.

Exclusive: Around 50 people set to be deported on charter plane – many in UK since they were children – in what campaigners describe as " Slap in the face " for Britain's Caribbean community.


There IS a caveat here however :

All of those set to be removed on the flight are said to have criminal convictions, but all have served their sentences in UK jails and campaigners argue that their removal – which for many means returning alone to a country they left as young children – constitutes a “brutal double punishment”.


That would certainly split opinions ?


When looking at the whole history ... ever since the British Government's recruitment campaign back in the 1950s ,
one has to question the " Validity " of this present Government's policy ?

Especially when the question of valid documentation was " Overlooked " for decades !


" Caribbean " community ?

Within a couple of decades ... a new tag ... " British " born community not sharing the same clolour as the native population ???


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In case anyone is just dropping in ... opening post and heading :

A Windrush Day ... akin to our own Carers Rights day.

A Day to celebrate ... what exactly ???