May to meet Caribbean lead­ers over Windrush con­cerns

Evening Express (City Final) - - UK & Abroad -

THERESA May is to meet coun­ter­parts from Caribbean states this week to dis­cuss prob­lems faced by long-term Bri­tish res­i­dents from the Windrush gen­er­a­tion over their im­mi­gra­tion sta­tus. The Prime Min­is­ter’s of­fi­cial spokesman said Mrs May was clear that no­body with a right to be in the UK would be made to leave. The an­nounce­ment came amid grow­ing anger about in­di­vid­u­als fac­ing the threat of deportation due to UK pa­per­work is­sues af­fect­ing some im­mi­grants who ar­rived be­tween the late 1940s and early 1970s.

Re­ports sug­gested Mrs May had re­jected a re­quest from 12 Caribbean lead­ers to dis­cuss the is­sue. But Num­ber 10 said the PM only be­came aware of the re­quest yes­ter­day morn­ing and hoped to meet as many of them as pos­si­ble this week, while they are in Lon­don for the Com­mon­wealth sum­mit.

Mrs May’s of­fi­cial spokesman said she was “mak­ing sure the Home Of­fice is of­fer­ing the cor­rect so­lu­tion for in­di­vid­ual sit­u­a­tions”.

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