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A member of the Windrush Generation forced to pay for cancer treatment has lost a High Court challenge against a key part of the Government's "hostile environment" immigration policy.The man, identified only as MP, is in his late fifties and suffers from a form of incurable blood cancer which had…
The Home Office failed to act on repeated warning signs of Windrush failings and has yet to establish the full scale of the scandal, a major new report has found.Whitehall's spending watchdog said the department was aware of "credible information" about possible issues as long as four years ago.Official impact…
The number of people held in immigration detention has fallen to the lowest level since comparable records started nearly a decade ago, Government figures show.There were 2,049 detainees at the end of September, a 41% drop compared with the same date 12 months earlier.A Home Office report said the fall…
Theresa May has defended her "hostile environment" immigration policies which led to people from the so-called Windrush generation to lose their jobs, welfare benefits and right to remain in the UK. Mrs May (pictured) apologised for the fact that many long-standing UK residents of Caribbean origin had been caught by…
Full disclosure has been called for over the conduct of officials during the Windrush scandal, amid warnings against the civil service "closing ranks to protect its own". Tory peer Baroness Finn of Swansea, a former special adviser in David Cameron's government, said the report by Sir Alex Allan of advice…
Britain's treatment of immigrants means it is no better than human rights abusers, a former minister has warned. Labour's David Lammy said the country's moral authority is "in the gutter" as he criticised the Home Office for detaining and imprisoning thousands of people every year, adding survivors of torture and…
A Windrush migrant who died while trying to prove his British citizenship was described as a "shadow of himself" by his lawyer. Dexter Bristol collapsed in the street and died of heart failure while caught up in the immigration scandal. His immigration lawyer, Jacqueline McKenzie (pictured), said his battle to…
As many as 164 members of the Windrush generation may have been wrongly removed, detained or stopped at the border, an official review suggests. The number includes 18 long-term UK residents who are to receive a formal apology from the Home Secretary after analysis by his department uncovered evidence suggesting…
The ID registration system for EU citizens in the UK after Brexit should also be rolled out to British citizens to avoid another Windrush scandal, a think tank has suggested. Extending the documentation programme for the 3.6 million Europeans living here to everyone else is among a sweeping overhaul of…
A member of the Windrush Generation forced to pay for cancer treatment is bringing a High Court challenge against a key part of the Government's "hostile environment" immigration policy. The man, identified only as MP, is in his late 50s and suffers from a form of incurable blood cancer which…
A committee of MPs has demanded "root and branch reform" of the Home Office's culture, policies and approach to immigration following the Windrush scandal. A report by the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC) questioned whether the "hostile environment" approach promoted by Theresa May as home secretary should…
Immigration officials used powers of detention "unlawfully and inappropriately" to hold members of the so-called Windrush generation even though they were entitled to be in the UK, a parliamentary inquiry has found. In a damning report, MPs and peers on the Joint Committee on Human Rights said the Home Office's…
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