Theresa May faces tough questions over the treatment of the Windrush generation
Some members of the Windrush generation have been wrongly deported the Immigration Minister has admitted.
Minister Caroline Nokes, said mistakes had been made and there had been "some horrendous situations".
Her comments were followed by an urgent question in the House of Commons from Labour's David Lammy, who said it was "inhumane and cruel".
The Labour MP delivered a furious speech about the government’s treatment of the Windrush generation of immigrants which has seen people lose their jobs, being denied NHS treatment and even being sent back to the Caribbean.
He said: “It is inhumane and cruel for so many of that Windrush Generation to have suffered so long in this condition, and for the Secretary of State to only make a statement today.”
The Tottenham MP added: “This is a day of national shame and it has come about because of a hostile environment policy.”
What is the Windrush generation?
People from the Caribbean who were invited to help rebuild the UK in the decades following World War II
In June 1948, 492 passengers arrived at Tilbury Dock, Essex, on the SS Empire Windrush after making the 8,000-mile voyage from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and other islands, to the UK
The passengers, many ex-servicemen who fought with the UK in the war, had been invited to assist with labour shortages and very few intended to stay for long
Theresa May is to meet counterparts from Caribbean states this week to discuss problems faced by long-term British residents from the Windrush generation over their immigration status, Downing Street has announced.