OTS Senior Solicitor Jordana Adams Windrush Generation Interview on Love Sport Radio

Jordana Adams, one of our senior immigration solicitors, has been interviewed on LoveSportRadio.com regarding the plight of the Windrush Generation.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Home Office has acknowledged the distress caused to Caribbean immigrants and their families who settled in the UK between 1948 and 1973 and has revealed those affected will receive British Citizenship.  However, some victims have been threatened with deportation, lost their jobs or been denied medical treatment after the changes to immigration rules in 2014 and the creation of a ‘hostile environment’ for migrants in the UK who could not prove they had a right to be here legally.
 
Jordana spoke of one woman who was unable to find employment because she could not prove she had a right to live in the UK as she did not have a passport. OTS Solicitors is helping this woman and her family, ensuring she acquired the documents she needs to be recognised as a British Citizen.
 
When asked by the interviewer about past success when helping those affected by the Windrush scandal, Jordana replied that she expects more people to come forward now the Home Office has agreed to waive the fees for obtaining British Citizenship for those affected, along with the requirement to pass the Life in the UK and English language tests.
 
Currently, the processing time for applications is around two weeks.
 
In the Prime Minister’s question time today, Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn lambasted Theresa May for her handling of the scandal and for failing to realise her so-called hostile environment immigration stance had triggered it.  He also called on Home secretary, Amber Rudd to resign.
 
According to the Guardian, Mrs May “knew full well of the problems the Windrush generations were facing”, Mr Corbyn said, noting that the Prime Minister had introduced the hostile environment policy when she was home secretary.
 
“At last she’s been forced to act upon it,” Mr Corbyn said. “Last week, the current home secretary admitted the Home Office sometimes loses sight of the individual. Yet we now know that when she took over from her predecessor, her intent was to harden this cruel and misdirected policy, pledging to do so ruthlessly.”
 
He added: “The current Home Secretary inherited a failing policy and made it worse. Isn’t it time she took responsibility and resigned?”.
 
Mrs May rejected any connection between her policies and the Windrush generation, saying they were British and had the right to live here from the moment they arrived. She said: “The problem at the time is that they were not documented with that right, and that is what we are now putting right.”
 
If you are a member of the Windrush generation, or require expert immigration advice, please contact our office for an appointment.
 
OTS Solicitors is one of the most respected immigration law firms in London and is highly ranked in the Legal 500 for immigration and Human Rights.  By making an appointment with one of our immigration solicitors, you can be assured of receiving some of the best legal advice available in the UK today. 

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