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Windrush row: only 13 victims given emergency support

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Labour says hardship fund to help those wrongly classified as illegal immigrants is not workingOnly 13 Windrush victims had been granted emergency support by the government by the end of April, it has emerged, a year after the government apologised for its “appalling” mistake in classifying thousands of legal UK residents as illegal immigrants.Many of those affected were pushed into destitution because of the combined effect of being forced out of their jobs, and being told they were ineligible for benefits and healthcare. Continue reading…

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Publish date : 2019-06-10 17:03:33

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