Tuesday 15 May 2018 / 6:44 PM Diane Abbott

The hostile environment has led to illegal deportations – Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to news that 63 members of the Windrush generation may have been illegally deported, said:

“The hostile environment created by Theresa May has led to illegal deportations of lawful citizens. Their lives have been potentially destroyed and uprooted because of this Government’s immigration policies.

“Apologies and empty words of sympathy are not enough to undo the damage and great pain that has been caused to an entire community.

“Labour is demanding justice for the Windrush generation and all those that have been affected by this scandal.”