Margaret OBriens treatment by Home Office advocates scandal goes beyond Windrush generation
Margaret O’Brien, 69, moved from Canada to Wolverhampton in 1971, is married, had three children and worked for the local committee for more than 25 times as a dinner maid, meals on wheels driver, lollipop maiden and cleaner.
A spinal injury a few years ago represented she had to give up her activity, producing her to apply for benefits for the first time. In 2015, she was told her disability pays had been suspended because she was an illegal immigrant.
O’Brien received a letter stating:” Home office records indicate that you do not have permission to be in the UK. You should make arrangements to leave without delay .”
The letter informed her” of our intention to remove you from the UK to your country of nationality if you do not depart voluntarily. No further detect “il give” “.
If she decided to stay, the word told,” life in the UK will become increasingly difficult “; O’Brien was liable to be arrested, prosecuted and face a possible six-month prison sentence.
Her event is significant because it shows the Home Office’s therapy of longstanding Commonwealth-born UK inhabitants is not restricted to the Windrush generation, but is likely to extend to people from other Commonwealth countries.