Seven people tell of the harrowing experience of having to prove their status despite having been in the UK legally for half a century
A growing number of people who were born in the Caribbean and came to the UK as children during the 1950s and 60s have been experiencing severe problems with their immigration status because they have never formally naturalised or applied for a British passport. They are the children of the Windrush generation, who were invited to move to the UK by the British government to help with postwar rebuilding. All are here legally, but with the introduction of tighter immigration rules, they are being asked to prove their status, despite having lived in the UK for around 50 years. For some, the consequences have been catastrophic. Here are some of the people who have told their stories to the Guardian in recent months.