• Wednesday, August 17, 2022

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Leaders reflect on success of Asian migrants 50 years after race law

JOURNEY’S END: Indian families fleeing persecution in Uganda arrive in Britain (Photo by: David Hurn)

By: Lauren Codling

by LAUREN CODLING PUBLIC opinion on immigration has shifted “considerably” in the last 50 years, Asian leaders said on the anniversary last week of a major UK immigration law. It was a Labour government that brought in the Commonwealth Immigrants Act of 1968. Lord Navnit Dholakia, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats, moved to the UK from Tanzania in the 1960s, and has wide experience in community and race relations. He told Eastern Eye that public opinion has altered on migration, stating he would find it hard to imagine demonstrations against immigrants today. “In the early days, I remember a…

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