Windrush scandal

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    Video caption: Windrush: 'I'll make sure I get the compensation I deserve'

    Fitzroy was homeless and unable to work after being wrongly declared an illegal immigrant.

  2. Lambeth leader backs stripping Home Office of Windrush repayments

    Councillor Claire Holland

    The leader of Lambeth Council has backed calls for the Home Office to be stripped of running the compensation scheme for the Windrush Scandal.

    The scandal saw thousands of UK residents - most of whom were originally from the Caribbean - wrongly classed as illegal immigrants.

    It resulted in thousands wrongly being denied healthcare, housing or the right to work - or being held detained or deported by immigration officials.

    The Home Affairs Committee recommended an "independent organisation" should be handed responsibility for running the scheme, to "increase trust and encourage more applicants".

    Councillor Claire Holland told BBC Radio London: "I think the government has shown that it has failed at this.

    "People had been deported unfairly. People have died before they have received their compensation.

    "The government needs to listen to these recommendations in this. We need to take out it of their hands."

    A Home Office minister has said removing the government from the scheme could add more delays.

    Listen to the full interview here.

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    Video caption: Baroness Benjamin on payments to Windrush scandals victims

    There is a an “overwhelming of distrust” that some Windrush victims will never be paid, Baroness Benjamin says.

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    Video caption: Windrush scandal: 'Why is it taking so long for us to receive justice?'

    A victim of the Windrush scandal calls on the government to do more to compensate those affected.

  5. The Unwanted: The Secret Windrush Files

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    Video caption: David Olusoga opens secret government files to explore the Windrush scandal.

    How black immigrants who made Britain their home came face to face with the government's 'hostile environment'. David Olusoga exposes the secret files behind the Windrush scandal.

  6. Coming to England

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    Video caption: A story of a Windrush generation girl who came to Britain in 1960 from the Caribbean.

    A story of a Windrush generation girl who came to Britain in 1960 from the Caribbean. Adapted from the book Coming to England, which was written for children everywhere.

  7. Michaela 2019

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    Video caption: Teenager Michaela Williams has always considered herself black but looks white.

    Teenager Michaela Williams has always considered herself black but looks white. Now, the Windrush scandal has brought the question of her heritage and belonging into sharp relief.

  8. Sitting in Limbo

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    Video caption: A shocking drama inspired by the Windrush scandal

    A shocking drama inspired by the Windrush scandal. After 50 years in the UK, Anthony Bryan is wrongfully detained by the Home Office and threatened with deportation.

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    Video caption: Windrush case: ‘It’s been a tough journey’

    Lynda Mahabir speaks about winning her case against the government over application fees for family.