What is the Windrush generation? Why have some immigrants faced deportation?
— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) April 16, 2018
Theresa May will now meet the heads of 12 Caribbean countries this week after an outcry that saw 140 MPs sign a letter to demand a resolution.
— Hon. Mark Brantley (@markbrantley3) April 16, 2018
More than 130,000 people also signed a petition demanding “amnesty” for the generation of immigrants, who arrived in Britain between 1948 and 1971.Many of the Windrush generation, named after the ship HMT Empire Windrush, came from African and Caribbean countries under a rule allowing freedom of movement within the Commonwealth.