Windrush cases have seen terrible mistakes, says minister
Some "terrible mistakes" have been made in the cases involving the Windrush generation facing deportation from the UK, the immigration minister has said.
Caroline Noakes said the Home Office wanted to make it as "easy as we possibly can" for those affected.
Many long-term immigrants who arrived from the Commonwealth as children have been told they are here illegally.
Downing Street confirmed the PM will hold a meeting with other Commonwealth leaders to discuss the issue this week.
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Windrush generation: Who are they and why are they facing problems?
Who are they?
Those arriving in the UK between 1948 and 1971 from Caribbean countries have been labelled the Windrush generation.
It began on 22 June 1948 when the ship MV Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks, Essex, which brought workers from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and other islands to Britain.
The ship carried 492 passengers - many of them children.
It is unclear how many people belong to the Windrush generation since many of those who arrived as children travelled on parents' passports and never applied for travel documents - but they are thought to be in their thousands.
There are now 500,000 people resident in the UK who were born in a Commonwealth country and arrived before 1971 - including the Windrush arrivals - according to estimates by Oxford University's Migration Observatory.
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MPs urge May to resolve immigration status of Windrush children
No 10 rejected meeting on Commonwealth-born UK residents wrongly identified as illegal immigrants
‘I’m here legally, but they’re asking me to prove I’m British’
More than 140 MPs from all parties have signed a letter to Theresa May, expressing concern about the many Commonwealth-born, long-term British residents who have been incorrectly identified as illegal immigrants and calling on her to find a “swift resolution of this growing crisis”.
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