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Britain expresses regret to 12 Caribbean nations over 'Windrush' residents Noor Arora

Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday personally apologised to Caribbean leaders after her government threatened to deport people who emigrated to Britain in the 1950s and 1960s. At a meeting in Downing Street, May told representatives of the 12 Caribbean members of the Commonwealth that she took the treatment of the so-called Windrush generation "very seriously". "I want to apologise to you today. Because we are genuinely sorry for any anxiety that has been caused," she told the hastily-convened gathering. She added: "I want to dispel any impression that my government is in some sense clamping down on Commonwealth citizens, particularly those from the Caribbean." The government has faced outrage for its treatment of people who came to Britain between 1948, when the ship Windrush brought over the first group of West Indian immigrants, and the early 1970s. They and their parents were invited to help rebuild Britain after World War II and with many of them legally British -- they were born while their home countries were still colonies -- they were given indefinite leave to remain

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Britain expresses regret to 12 caribbean nations over 'windrush' residents  

Britain expresses regret to 12 Caribbean nations over 'Windrush' residents

Britain expresses regret to 12 caribbean nations over 'windrush' residents  

Britain expresses regret to 12 Caribbean nations over 'Windrush' residents

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