• Monday, August 15, 2022

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UK government to offer free citizenship to Windrush generation

Immigrants from the Carribean came on the Empire Windrush to help rebuild Britain after the war.

By: Lauren Codling

THE UK government said Monday (23) that emigrants to Britain decades ago who have been wrongly targeted over their immigration statuses will be eligible for free citizenship, as it tries to contain the continuing crisis. Interior Minister Amber Rudd announced members of the so-called Windrush generation who arrived in Britain from the Caribbean before 1973, as well as those from other Commonwealth countries, could capitalise on the offer. She also confirmed that a compensation scheme will be set up for people who have suffered loss or damage because of their inability to show they remained in Britain legally and to…

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