In 2018, news of the Windrush scandal reached the public domain, when it emerged that hundreds of Commonwealth citizens had been detained, deported and denied legal rights after wrongly being classified as illegal and/or undocumented immigrants.
Hundreds of individuals were placed in immigration detention, lost their jobs and homes and were threatened with removal, with many others deported to countries they hadn’t resided in since childhood.
Reforming the Windrush Compensation scheme was launched on 15 November 2021.
Dechert LLP’s pro bono who worked on this report were one of the winners of the 2022 Samuel E. Klein Pro Bono Awards.
Please direct queries to Stephanie Needleman, Acting Legal Director.