Catherine West MP has joined 140 MPs from all parties to demand an urgent resolution to the growing scandal of deportations of the Windrush Generation.
The letter was written by David Lammy, the chair of the all-party parliamentary group on race and community, and has been signed by Jeremy Corbyn, the shadow home secretary, Diane Abbott, as well as the Conservative MPs Sarah Wollaston, Bob Blackman and Peter Bottomley. It urges the government to find an “effective, humane route” to resolve an immigration anomaly that has caused “undue stress, anxiety and suffering” to many.
Catherine said: “This gross injustice is not an accident-; it is a direct result of the ‘hostile environment’ policy that successive Tory Home Secretaries and Governments have pursued, most infamously when Theresa May, the then Home Secretary literally rolled out ‘Go Home’ vans to stoke fear into our communities.”
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