A South West man who’s facing deportation because of a change in immigration rules is hoping his case will be raised in Parliament later by MPs debating an amnesty for the Windrush generation.
Euten Lindsay says he came to the UK when he was nine years old and has been living here for more than 40 years. Mr Lindsay doesn’t have a passport and the Home Office has told him he’ll have to leave in two years.
I love this country, it is my country. Sadly though it has let me down because when I needed the help and support it let me down. Can you imagine what it is like to beg somebody for food living in the UK. You’ve worked most of your life then all of a sudden you’re told ‘you’re Jamaican’.”
A Home Office spokesman said it had set up a team to assist “undocumented long-resident Commonwealth citizens” and advised Mr Lindsay to call the team.
The Windrush row erupted after it emerged some migrants from Commonwealth Caribbean countries who settled in the UK from the late 1940s to the 1970s, and their relatives, had been declared illegal immigrants.
Some of the Windrush generation have been threatened with deportation, lost their jobs, or been refused access to medical treatment.