The so-called “Windrush Scandal” has appeared in the news frequently recently. However, what it means for people trying to regulate their stay in the UK, or come to the UK, remains unclear with various interpretation as to who and how it affects certain “migrants”…

What is ‘Windrush’?

The Windrush generation was a generation of migrates that the British government invited over from the Caribbean and other British colonies to help with the labour shortage Britain was experiencing after World War Two.

In exchange for people coming to the UK to live and work the government promised Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK for those making the move. This was included in the Immigration Act 1971. Continue Reading →