Only a few weeks ago, the PM insisted on a harsh line on Commonwealth immigration

For years, the government’s approach to Windrush children with immigration problems has been both absurd and cruel.

Over the past five months, as this scandal gradually unfolded, the Guardian has documented numerous cases of retirement-age UK residents who have described how the Home Office’s refusal to believe that they are in the UK legally has ruined their lives. Many have cried as they explained how upsetting it is to be classed as an illegal immigrant after more than 50 years in the UK, studying, working, bringing up children in a country they believed to be their own.

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