10 Apr

Michael Braithwaite, a special needs assistant, was told he could not be employed at school as he did not have biometric card
Braithwaite had worked at a north London primary school for more than 15 years. Michael Braithwaite

Photograph: Alicia Canter for the Guardian

An experienced special needs teaching assistant lost his job after his employers ruled that he was an illegal immigrant, despite the fact he has lived in the UK for more than 50 years.

Michael Braithwaite, who arrived in Britain from Barbados in 1961, had worked at a north London primary school for over 15 years when a routine check on his immigration status revealed he did not have an up-to-date identity document.

Full story on The Guardian

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