Home Secretary admits 63 Windrush migrants may have been wrongly deported and brands hostile environment ‘un-British’
As many as 63 Windrush generation migrants may have been wrongly deported by the Government, the Home Secretary has admitted.
Sajid Javid revealed the number could still rise as officials trawl through over 8,000 cases dating back to 2002, as he branded the term “hostile environment”, coined by Theresa May, “un-British”.
The admission comes after weeks of denials by the department that any member of the Windrush generation had been forced to leave Britain.
Under questioning at the Home Affairs select committee Mr Javid said 32 of the 63 cases involved criminals and the other 31 were people who left voluntarily after being sent a letter by the Home Office asking them to leave.