Meet The Caribbean Children of Windrush: ‘I’m Here Legally, But They’re Asking Me to Prove I’m British’

These are the faces of Caribbean immigrants whose lives have been in turmoil. They are known as the Windrush children.

Eight people tell of the harrowing experience of having to prove their status despite having been in the UK legally for half a century.

A growing number of people who were born in the Caribbean and came to the UK as children during the 1950s and 60s have been experiencing severe problems with their immigration status because they have never formally naturalised or applied for a British passport. They are the children of the Windrush generation, who were invited to move to the UK by the British government to help with postwar rebuilding.

All are in the UK legally, but with the introduction of tighter immigration rules, they are being asked to prove their status, despite having lived in the UK for about 50 years. For some, the consequences have been catastrophic.

Meet the eight immigrants from the Caribbean that Guardian newspaper have shown a spotlight on.

  1. Paulette Wilson
  2. Anthony Bryan
  3. Renford McIntyre
  4. Michael Braithwaite
  5. Hubert Howard
  6. Albert Thompson
  7. Sarah O’Connor
  8. Elwaldo Romeo
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