Deported Windrush citizens could sue government, lawyers predict

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Apr 19, 2018

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Michael Hocken about 1 month ago

The only comfort I can draw from this sad, sad story of moral breakdown is the thought that we still have a fairly functional judicial system, and an independent judiciary. Those who have been wrongfully deprived of their rights, and have as a result lost their jobs, benefits, accommodation, or even freedom (through detention in IRCs - immigration removal centres), and who may have been deported from the country in which they had by law a permanent right to remain, or were refused the right to return after visiting their original homelands, must be compensated if the U.K. is to be able to hold its head up again after this episode of national shame. 

I despair at the thought that the Home Office has allowed itself, albeit under such craven and callous ministerial “leadership”, to become so utterly unfit for purpose, and quake to imagine the human tragedies ahead when these same people start trying to cope with the right to remain of some three and a half million other EU nationals who live in the U.K., and may well have moved back and forth many times. There is still no system for registering these people and recognising their rights.