British High Commission Flooded with ‘Windrush Calls’

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Foreign Affairs Minister, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith says the British High Commission has received more than 200 calls from people in the Windrush Generation.

The Windrush Generation are immigrants who arrived in the United Kingdom during the post World War 2 period of 1948 to 1971.

Senator Johnson Smith says some of these people were issued with documents to allow them to stay in the United Kingdom.

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The United Kingdom has pledged to provide citizenship to all members of the Windrush Generation free of cost.

Senator Johnson Smith says so far the governments of Jamaica and United Kingdom have found no one who was wrongfully deported.

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Senator Johnson Smith was speaking yesterday on Cliff Hughes On-Line.

A recent scandal broke in the UK documenting how members of the Windrush generation have been threatened with deportation, refused jobs and denied access to healthcare.

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William Mitchell is a sports-fanatic turned journalist. He graduated from CARIMAC in 2016. He interned at the Jamaica Gleaner covering sports and joined NNN in 2017. Mitchell covers crime for Nationwide. He’s been to every single zone of special operations across the island.