May to meet Caribbean leaders over Windrush concerns
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”.