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E-petition 216539 relating to people who entered the UK as minors between 1948 and 1971

Published Monday, April 30, 2018

A Westminster Hall debate on E-petition 216539 relating to people who entered the UK as minors between 1948 and 1971 is scheduled for Monday 30 April 2018 at 4.30pm. The debate is scheduled by the Petitions Committee and will be opened by Steve Double MP, a member of the Petitions Committee.

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There is more information on the Petitions Committee website. You may watch the debate online at parliamentlive.tv  

The text of the Petition follows. This includes the link at the end.

Amnesty for anyone who was a minor that arrived in Britain between 1948 to 1971

Windrush Generation were invited as settlers and as British subjects. Minors also had the right to stay. We call on the government to stop all deportations, change the burden of proof and establish an amnesty for anyone who was a minor. The government should also provide compensation for loss & hurt.

With successive changes in immigration policy and legislation over the last 70 years along with the independence of countries which now form part of the Commonwealth this has created uncertainty and lack of clarity and justice for tens of thousands of individuals who have worked hard, paid their taxes and raised children and grandchildren and who see Britain as their home.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/mar/30/antiguan-who-has-lived-59-years-in-britain-told-he-is-in-uk-illegally 

Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0109

Authors: Terry McGuinness; Melanie Gower; Sarah Pepin

Topic: Immigration

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