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19 Mar 2020

Windrush review: British citizens were ‘treated as illegal immigrants’ due to ‘institutional ignorance’

Senior Home Affairs Correspondent

They thought they were British citizens but ended up being treated as illegal immigrants because of “institutional ignorance and thoughtlessness” by the Home Office.

That’s the finding of a long awaited review into the Windrush scandal which saw people deported to the Carribean because they were wrongly told they didn’t belong.

The Home Secretary has apologised saying she was truly sorry for the pain, suffering and misery inflicted on the Windrush generation.