Home Office accused of trying to remove people while Windrush applications still under consideration
Two people have escaped immediate deportation to Jamaica after 11th-hour interventions by their lawyers as the Home Office was accused of trying to remove people while their applications to remain in the UK under the Windrush scheme were still being considered.
Lascelles White, 61, moved to the UK from the Caribbean in 1973 when he was five years old. He has applied to regularise his status under the Windrush scheme but has not received a response. Instead he was detained and was facing deportation on a charter flight to Jamaica thought to be taking off as early as Wednesday.