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22 Jun 2020

Family fight for their rights 72 years after Windrush

Senior Home Affairs Correspondent

It’s 72 years since the Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex, carrying just over a thousand passengers from the Caribbean to fill jobs in the UK.

Around half a million people came here between then and the 1970s.

But many of those, known as the Windrush Generation, were denied the right to citizenship.

Some were even detained and deported, with a brutal impact on their health and well being.