A year on from Windrush: lessons to be learned
Windrush was the biggest catastrophe in UK immigration history and it is important to learn the lessons from this debacle.
To ensure we don’t repeat this mistake, it is imperative the government act on the report’s recommendations, particularly now many EU citizens are awaiting an outcome from the Home Office with regards to their right to remain under the EU settlement scheme.
An apology from the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, does little to right the wrongs of the Home Office. The compensation scheme set up last year has been slow to reach victims, many of whom are still struggling to rebuild their lives. I urge the Home Secretary to review the current laws that continue to create the hostile environment, as a matter of priority."
The full article from New Law Journal can be read here:
"Windrush Inquiry concludes scandal was 'foreseeable'"
Marcia Longdon is a partner in our business immigration team. She has specialised in immigration, nationality and European law for over 20 years. She has a collaborative approach with the Home Office and government officials and is often invited to participate in consultations and round table discussions on changes to UK and European immigration.
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