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The Windrush generation's contribution to the NHS since its conception will be among their efforts celebrated during the 70th anniversary of the beginning of a wave of Caribbean migration to the UK. Friday marks seven decades since the generation began with around 500 Caribbeans disembarking the Empire Windrush ship in…
Senior MPs have raised concerns that potentially hundreds of thousands of EU citizens could "fall through the cracks" of the Government's new immigration scheme. Home Office ministers were warned that up to 200,000 EU nationals could be "left without status" if just 5% failed to register before the June 2021…
The Government has lost a legal battle arising out of a data breach when personal details of almost 1,600 immigrants were published online. Leading judges in London were asked to rule on the extent of Home Office liability over the "misuse of private and confidential data" which resulted from the…
The devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales have united to raise serious concerns about the status of European citizens after Brexit. In a letter to Home Secretary Sajid Javid, ministers called for an urgent meeting to discuss the impact of EU Exit Settlement Scheme for EEA (European Economic Area) citizens.…
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called on the Home Office to "urgently review" the case of a 10-year-old orphan who is facing deportation. Ms Sturgeon has called on the Home Office to show "compassion" and "common sense" towards Giorgi Kakava who has lived in Scotland for most of his…
Issuing identity cards would help avert a larger Windrush-style scandal post-Brexit, ministers have been told. Leading academic Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve argued of the need for "robust identification documents", demonstrating a person's entitlements during a debate in the House of Lords. The independent crossbencher said the inability to produce documentary…
The NHS is to be able to recruit thousands more medical staff from abroad, after the Government announced a relaxation on visas. Doctors and nurses are to be excluded from the cap on so-called "Tier 2" visas for skilled workers from non-EU countries, imposed by Theresa May when she was…
Ministers have agreed to "look again" at a Lords amendment which seeks to broaden the definition of an unaccompanied child refugee. Solicitor General Robert Buckland said he had listened "very carefully" to opinion across the House after Labour former minister Yvette Cooper urged him to accept an amendment to the…
Home Secretary Sajid Javid has been urged to set up an emergency hardship fund to help people facing destitution as a result of the Windrush scandal. MPs said those left with financial problems through no fault of their own cannot wait months for compensation. On Wednesday the Commons Home Affairs…
Immigration rules preventing overseas doctors being recruited by the NHS have been branded "ludicrous and shameful" in the Lords. Former Lord Speaker Baroness Hayman warned patient care was being "compromised" by a shortage of doctors while recruits were being refused visas to enter the UK. For the Government, the Earl…
Immigration removal flights have departed from Britain with as many as three staff for every foreign national on board, a report reveals. On one journey to Germany in June last year there were 90 escorting officers for 30 individuals. Flights to Nigeria and Ghana in January 2017 and Pakistan in…
A Christian man who has spent six years seeking asylum has appealed to the Prime Minister to allow him to stay in the UK, fearing he and his family face death if they return to Pakistan. Maqsood Bakhsh fled Pakistan in 2012 with his wife Parveen and their sons Somer…
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