No 10 refuses Caribbean request to discuss children of Windrush

British residents threatened with deportation to countries they left as children and have not returned to since

‘I’m here legally, but they’re asking me to prove I’m British’

No 10 acknowledged that a request had been received from the Caribbean high commissioners and confirmed that a meeting had not been scheduled.
Downing Street has rejected a formal diplomatic request to discuss the immigration problems being experienced by some Windrush-generation British residents at this week’s meeting of the Commonwealth heads of government, rebuffing a request from representatives of 12 Caribbean countries for a meeting with the prime minister.

“We did make a request to the CHOGM summit team for a meeting to be held between the prime minister and the Commonwealth Caribbean heads of government who will be here for the CHOGM and regrettably they have advised us that that is not possible,” said Guy Hewitt, the Barbados high commissioner.

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