Jessica Morden

Labour MP for Newport East

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Further question on Windrush

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In Parliament this week I pressed the Home Secretary to ensure clarity on ID requirements for members of the Windrush generation in Newport East

This follows my question last week, when I urged the Home Secretary to urgently address the immigration problems faced by long-term UK residents from the Commonwealth.

Speaking during the Government statement on Windrush this week, I said β€œA constituent with no papers was made to battle and spend thousands of pounds on legal advice before obtaining a biometric residency permit, but is now being told by potential employers and public bodies that they will not accept it. What is the Home Secretary doing to ensure that public bodies and employers know what to do in relation to ID requirements?”

In response Home Secretary Amber Rudd said: β€œIt is important to make sure that we have a system in place where employers cannot employ illegal migrants otherwise they will face fines, but because of this particular situation we have given out particular instructions. As long as employers have done some due diligence, they should not treat these people harshly.”

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