British Prime Minister Theresa May has acknowledged and apologized for the Conservative government’s messy deportation of long-term UK residents from the Caribbean, also known as the Windrush Generation.
Due to recent changes in the UK’s immigration policies, many of these citizens have been asked to prove their right to stay in the country or face deportation, according to reports.
The group in question comprises people who arrived in Britain after World War II on the ship Empire Windrush, which carried hundreds of Caribbean immigrants to the country in 1948.
“The truth is that (May) has said there has been a policy change, that this was an unintended consequence. As Caribbean leaders we have to accept that in good faith,” said Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica.