The first four members of the ‘Windrush generation’ to ring an emergency government hotline have been issued with proof of their right to live in Britain, the Home Office has disclosed.
Officials have been contacted by more than 230 people over the bureaucratic blunders which resulted in long-term UK residents being wrongly threatened with deportation and denied health care.
The figures emerged as Theresa May and Home Secretary Amber Rudd remained under intense pressure over the policy decisions and mistakes which have led to large numbers of people having their immigration status queried.
The Home Office said the hotline, which was only set up on Tuesday, had received 232 calls and officials were still investigating more than 200 cases.
May facing blame
Labour has pinned the blame for the furore on Mrs May, arguing that the tightening of immigration rules in 2014 when she was Home Secretary was responsible for the crisis facing migrants who came to Britain from the Caribbean between 1948 and 1973.
The former head of the Civil Service, Lord Kerslake, has claimed that some ministers in the former coalition viewed the changes as “almost reminiscent of Nazi Germany”.