Hosted and chaired by Janet Daby MP (Labour, Lewisham East) join this discussion and round up from the days National Lobby calling for the Windrush Scheme to be widened to include descendants and family members of teh Windrush Generation who arrived after 1988.
Speakers: Janet Daby MP, Patrick Vernon OBE, Grace Brown (Garden Court Chambers), Movement for Justice and Windrush Descendants/family members who have been refused by the Windrush Scheme.
In June 2018 the campaign to #WidenWindrush was launched in parliament by Movement for Justice and Janet Daby MP with the support of David Lammy MP, Eleanor Smith MP and Baroness Hamwee. One year on and over 597 people have been refused by the Windrush Taskforce with no right of appeal. Many of those refused are direct descendants and family members of the Windrush Generation from across the Commonwealth. They are currently excluded by the scheme because they arrived in the UK after 1988 as adults to join their families.
The fact that descendants and family members of the Windrush Generation are still being refused, detained and deported is a national scandal. There can be no justice for the Windrush generation while their sons, daughters, grandchildren, nephews and nieces are being deported.
This meeting is a chance to have your voice heard by MP’s and to hear about the legal and political campaign to widen the Windrush Scheme. We are especially calling on all those who have been refused by the scheme to step forward, come to the meeting, lobby your MP during the day, tell your story and show exactly why MP’s need to be taking action on this issue.
The Windrush Scandal cannot be resolved without including the descendants and family members who came later – come to the meeting, join the campaign!
Date and Time
Wed, 19 June 2019
19:00 – 21:00
Palace of Westminster
Committee Room 9