UK reassures EU over ‘Windrush’ Caribbean migrant scandal

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Home Office briefs EU diplomats on how it would avoid similar problems post Brexit and acknowledges ‘psychological impact’ on EU citizens.

The U.K.’s Home Office held a briefing for EU diplomats in London Friday at which it admitted failures in how it had dealt with the immigration status of Caribbean migrants and reassured them the same would not happen to EU27 citizens post…

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 20: Demonstrators chant and hold placards during a protest in support of the Windrush generation in Windrush Square, Brixton on April 20, 2018 in London, England. The Windrush generation are people who arrived in the UK after the Second World War from Caribbean countries at the invitation of the British government. It is now thought that an estimated 50,000 people of the Windrush generation face the risk of deportation if they never formalised their residency status and do not have the required documentation to prove it. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 20: Demonstrators chant and hold placards during a protest in support of the Windrush generation in Windrush Square, Brixton on April 20, 2018 in London, England. The Windrush generation are people who arrived in the UK after the Second World War from Caribbean countries at the invitation of the British government. It is now thought that an estimated 50,000 people of the Windrush generation face the risk of deportation if they never formalised their residency status and do not have the required documentation to prove it. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

Some members of the so-called Windrush generation — named after the Empire Windrush ship that brought the first group of migrants en masse from former colonies in the…

Many arrived in the U.K. as far back as the 1940s and have lived in the…

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