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Jamaican Pm Welcomes Windrush Generation Resolution

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness expresses support to British Prime Minister Theresa May’s commitment to ensure that the Windrush generation will not be deported over paperwork issues. Holness said it was “only fair” that people who had “significantly contributed” to the UK should be allowed to “take their place” as citizens. The British government has since apologized for incorrectly labeling some of the Caribbean immigrants who came to England as children as illegal immigrants. The home secretary has announced a new taskforce to help those affected. The thousands of Commonwealth citizens who immigrated from the Caribbean are known as the Windrush generation; after the ship, the Empire Windrush, that brought workers from the West Indies to Britain in 1948. Under the 1971 Immigration Act, all Commonwealth citizens already living in the UK were given indefinite leave to remain. But the government never kept a record of those who were granted leave or paperwork confirming the action.

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