The Government’s appalling treatment of the Windrush Generation is just the tip of the iceberg of our broken immigration system. Today I confronted the Home Secretary with some of the injustices I see in my casework as Ilford North’s MP. You can watch the video here.
In the last week alone, I’ve had residents whose family from South Asia have been denied visit visas for weddings and funerals, an international student facing deportation because of a scandal involving his exam... provider - for which he was not responsible nor involved in - and a survivor of domestic violence with a small child facing deportation because the Home Office demands evidence from her abusive ex-husband.
We read in the media all the time about our ‘soft touch’ immigration system, but my casework shows a cruel and inhuman system and a creaking bureaucracy that doesn’t work.
We need an immigration with fair rules and due process at the heart of it. The Windrush Generation have been failed - let us know correct the systematic injustice for them and everyone else.
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