Britain’s Windrush generation was threatened with expulsion and many stayed in Britain for a long time, believing that they would never have to produce documents to prove they were legitimate.

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London-born in Jamaica in 1979, Beverly buterah followed her parents to Britain. She says both her mother and father have British citizenship. She has not left the country since then.
As a result, the 56-year-old received a letter informing her that she would be expelled from her studies, working and raising five children, which was shocking.
“This is my life. Here. I have my child, I have my grandson, “she told NBC news.
Mr Bush is not alone. Thousands of similar cases have emerged, triggering a scandal engulfing prime minister Theresa may.
Other caribbean-born British residents, including many older people, said they were threatened with expulsion, some were detained and denied access to health care and welfare. The Revelations prompted accusations that the government had betrayed a generation of black britons who helped rebuild the country after the devastation of the second world war.
In 1948, the ship brought the first 492 passengers from Jamaica, Trinidad and other islands to Britain, and later became known as the Windrush generation. A total of half a million workers and their families were invited from the former colonies to Britain and were granted citizenship as the main body of the empire.
Many of them stayed at home for so long that they thought they would never need to provide proof that they were legal in the UK.
The scandal intensified last week as the original landing documents for many of the Windrush generation were deliberately destroyed by the home office, the interior ministry, in 2009. In many cases, this is a key evidence of a person’s citizenship.
Opposition lawmaker David lamy said: “the interior ministry has sabotaged people to say ‘look, of course I’m British’.” “It’s very, very difficult when you ask these people in their 60s to go back to the 1950s and 60s and find their documents.”
Critics accuse officials of incompetence and ruthlessness, as well as the immigration crackdown that she introduced when she was in charge of the interior ministry between 2010 and May 2016. It may promise a “hostile environment” for dealing with illegal immigrants, but many now say the policy has also created problems for the country’s legitimate people.
Therefore, it is not only through the certification of border officials that the status of the people must now be examined by Banks, landowners, employers and others.
“People are facing a fairly intrusive immigration check in every aspect of their lives,” said sutleby singh, chief executive of the joint council on immigration and welfare, a British legal charity. “Many people who have the right to be in the UK do not have to have all the paperwork.”

Critics say, because of the need for paperwork, Windrush generation and their children have lost their jobs, and are deprived of life-saving cancer treatment, the homeless, and in the case of Boothe, deported under threat.
Bossi says, her parents came to Jamaica as commonwealth citizens – a member of the British overseas empire, during the second world war, the empire was allowed to legally as “Britain and the colonies” citizens came to the UK. In 1979, bush followed them as a teenager with a Jamaican passport.
In 1980, she said she was entitled to an indefinite leave of absence, and because of her parents’ status, she had the right to live, work and study in the UK.
Her problem began when she lost her passport – the proof that she needed to prove she was in the country – and received an eviction notice in 2013. Then the relentless phone call told her to leave.
“It’s just blue,” she said. “That’s too bad.”
Since then, she has provided her British family with birth and death certificates and her degree certificate to prove her identity.
Mr. Bush eventually won a temporary residence permit in 2015 and was able to get a job taking care of the elderly and patients, but that has expired.
It also affected her family. Although her children are British citizens, they have been trying to obtain a passport. She also said she could not receive taxpayer-funded health care.
The scandal caused anger across the whole country, the lawmakers to parents from the former British colony, Guyana, he sent a letter to the prime minister, from more than 140 members of parliament expressed their concerns.
He made an emotional speech to parliament last Tuesday, and he Shared widely on social media with his successor as cabinet secretary, amberryder. He described a “National Day of shame”

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