Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Windrush Compensation Scheme should be taken out of hands of Home Office

Responding to news that over a thousand applications to the Windrush Compensation Scheme are still yet to be considered by the Home Office, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesperson Christine Jardine said: 

"The treatment of the Windrush Generation by the Home Office has been and continues to be absolutely appalling. Those awaiting a decision, in some cases for over a year, have been left in anxious limbo at a time when the Government should be bending over backwards to support applicants.

"It is abundantly clear that the Home Office is out of its depth. The Windrush Compensation Scheme should be taken out of the hands of this Department.

"The Government needs to restore public confidence and build a fair immigration system that treats everyone with dignity and respect.  That’s why the Liberal Democrats are calling for the Hostile Environment to be scrapped altogether."

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