Windrush activists have expressed concern that claimants are “remaining behind the line” during the Afghan crisis. Independent It is said.
Britain’s commitment to support the persecution of thousands of people was warmly praised, but hundreds affected by the Interior Ministry scandal were still paid because delays and postponements continued to hamper the process. Not.
According to a report released in July by the Public Accounting Commission, only 412 of the 2,367 claims submitted received the final award, despite the process being open for two years. ..
Last month, attendees of the monthly Windrush National Organizing Conference were resettled by Tom Craig, the de facto head of the Windrush compensation scheme, while someone temporarily covered his post. I was surprised to hear that I was transferred to the program.
Campaign group Windrush Lives said Independent The Interior Ministry has the resources to address both of these issues-if it is “operated wisely and honestly”.
“The Home Office should focus on taking Afghan refugees to the UK and quickly imposing status on them, and on the still-waiting Windrush victims,” said spokesman Lamiya Jadev. rice field.
“According to the Institute for Government, the Ministry of Interior is one of the largest government departments and has about 40,000 staff. Therefore, I was surprised that Tom Craig was transferred to Afghanistan’s resettlement program. It took this person several months to become familiar with the problems the victim is facing in the compensation system. Now we are back in Square 1 with a new official.
“This is a smoke screen. The Home Office did not intend to compensate Windrush victims. Many of them are still poor and live quickly and fairly in horrific situations. The black and brown members of the Windrush cohort. I don’t care about people basically, so I need as much opportunity as possible to shelve this responsibility. In the eyes of the Home Office, these people are irrelevant, so there is no urgency-politically, they Is not part of the demographics that the Home Office wanders around when she publishes a press release boasting about the number of people who have been successfully deported. “
Through Operation Warm Welcome, the Home Office has appointed Victoria Atkins as the new Minister of Resettlement in Afghanistan, providing at least 8,000 locally dispatched Afghan staff and families with indefinite vacations, including refugees from Afghanistan. Promised to support. Help Britain under His Majesty’s Government.
However, the government has not decided whether 5,000 Afghans who will be able to help come to Britain under another resettlement next year will remain indefinite, while from Taliban rule in Afghanistan. Escaped refugees UK if they come across an English channel on a small boat.
In both respects, equality activists question the extent to which Britain is truly committed to helping the needy Afghanistan.
“Windrush victims are very familiar with the inhumane treatment that Afghan refugees are currently facing,” Jaidev added.
“A statement from the Ministry of the Interior that we are doing everything we can for Afghan refugees also argues that we must wait in a fictitious line to enter the UK on a legitimate route-non-existent-. While doing everything possible for the victims of Windlash, recalling the government’s successive official statements of the Interior Minister, while interviewing parents for birth certificates and compensation. Requesting a statement from a company that did not hire.
“It is absolutely correct for refugees to be hospitalized as soon as possible, but this should not be used as an excuse to stop working on Windrush status and compensation.”
Independent I talked to several people who were affected by the Windrush scandal. Among them are Glenda Caesar and Karl Nuwazota, which reflect these concerns.
Meanwhile, many Windrush plaintiffs continue to be concerned that the government is ignoring their plight under the dishonest guise of being too busy attending the imminent problems of the day, Desmond said.・ Bishop Jadu said Independent Meanwhile, the hostile environment continues, and scandal victims are afraid to normalize their position for fear of government persecution.
“I can’t deny these worries,” he added.
“It is correct that the British government is strengthening their responsibilities, but they must not neglect their obligations to the Windrush generation.NS.
“”The jury tells which of them to Afghanistan, as the country has a track record of not confronting their responsibilities and, as far as I am concerned, Britain is known to disappoint people and rob them of what they can get. We’re discussing how we’re dealing with it, for example, building relationships to move forward through the Commonwealth, but not when it comes to standing up and counting.
“The UK Government needs to learn to do the right thing and be more welcoming.”
Some activists have found a legitimate difference between the Interior Ministry’s response to the Afghanistan crisis and the Windrush scandal while the world is watching.
For example, Wendy Williams’ Lessons Learned Review Recommendation 9 suggests the introduction of immigration commissioners representing the unprecedented voice of immigrants, primarily including the black Windrush cohort. Ms. Atkins was appointed to a new role in overseeing resettlement in Afghanistan within a few days, but this has not yet been done.
While others have pointed out a lack of screening process for refugees from Afghanistan, the UK outlook for the Windrush family has been devastated by a criminal record claiming a breach of “good personality requirements.” There is.
Patrick Vernon, a social commentator and Windrush campaigner, said: Independent: “It seems that Hong Kongers, Chinese, or Afghans can stay indefinitely regardless of past criminal records once the aggression takes place, but there are different criteria for the Windrush generation.
“We can conclude that there is no serious intention to correct mistakes or have a purposeful compensation scheme. Anti-blackness is still at the heart of the Interior Ministry.”
Campaigner Euen Herbert-Small is seeking immigration amnesty to correct this imbalance.
“I sympathize with Afghan refugees and acknowledge the government’s responsibility for those fleeing persecution, but many other nationalities have lived unqualified in the UK for up to 20 years and have been finally acquired for 10 years. We have to go on the road to citizenship, leaving a “limited” vacation, “he said. Independent.
“Members of the Windrush generation have lived in the UK for up to 50 years without writing, and some are still in the shadows for fear of persecution by the Interior Ministry. Immigration amnesty is required.
“On the other hand, thousands of Afghan refugees who have previously supported the UK government have a comprehensive policy with a clear path to citizenship 12 months after coming to the UK on an indefinite vacation. As promised an indefinite vacation. Stay calm. Many nationalities, including members of the Windlash generation, former British subjects and their descendants, have been unprocessed for decades of immigrants. Was in. “
A spokesperson for the Interior Ministry said: “During this crisis, it is true that the Interior Ministry has played a leading role in international efforts to support vulnerable Afghanistan. It was affected by the Windrush scandal.
“So far, we have supported over 13,000 to obtain documents confirming their status or UK citizenship through the Windrush scheme, paid £ 27 million through the Windrush compensation scheme, and provided an additional £ 7.1 million. rice field.”