Sajid Javid says sorry to 18 Windrush generation members

Mail Online | 6/22/1948 | James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline
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Sajid Javid today said sorry to 18 Windrush generation members believed to have been wrongly detailed or deported.

The Home Secretary issued the apology after a review of thousands of cases where people with Caribbean heritage could have been wrongly caught up in an immigration crackdown.

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He also revealed that the total number of individuals who might have been wrongly detained or removed could be as high as 164.

The news came in a letter to MPs on the Commons Home Affairs Committee updating them on the process of trawling through records.

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The Windrush scandal came to a head earlier this year when it emerged hundreds of Commonwealth citizens who came to the UK in the years up to 1973 and were entitled to be in the country had been wrongly threatened with deportation.

It led to the resignation of Amber Rudd as Home Secretary and a Government promise of a compensation fund for those affected.

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Mr Javid said work was still ongoing, but there appeared to be 164 people of Caribbean Commonwealth heritage who might have been in the UK before 1973.

Of those, officials had identified 18 cases where individuals had lived in the UK but were unable to demonstrate their continuous residence, and were removed or detained as a result.

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Mr Javid wrote: 'These are the people we have so far identified whom we consider are most likely to have suffered detriment because their right to be in the UK was not recognised and therefore where the department is most likely to have acted wrongfully.

'I am absolutely clear that this should not have happened and the Home Office is already working to address any wrongs done.

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'The Home Office is already in contact with 14 of the 18 people and will continue to reach out to the remaining 4 people to put...
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