There’s been lots in the news recently about the Windrush Scandal and the terrible impact of the Home Office treatment of people from the Commonwealth who are struggling to prove their right to be in the UK.
The scale is only now beginning to be understood, this article from the BBC confirms:
Of the 524,000 people living in the UK in June 2017 who arrived from a Commonwealth country before 1971, 57,000 of them are not UK nationals. Of this group, 15,000 were from Jamaica, 13,000 from India and 29,000 from elsewhere
There is so much anxiety and uncertainty in the community following the coverage of the windrush cases and we are keen to help those who are worried about their status.
We hold at least two free immigration advice sessions each week, anyone is welcome to come along, and you don’t need an appointment.
All information discussed with us will be strictly confidential.
If you are unsure of your status please come along to one of our advice sessions or get in touch. We’ve helped other people in similar situations. Through his work with the Refugee and Migrant Centre, Jim Wilson helped Paulette Wilson secure her official leave to remain status.
If you or someone you know has no status in the UK, you should check to see if your parents or grandparents came to the UK before 1971, as you or they may be British and not even know it.