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U.K. faces crisis over its “Windrush generation”

Jamaica-born Anthony, a “Windrush” immigrant, at his home in the UK
Jamaica-born Anthony Bryan, a 'Windrush' immigrant, outside his home in Edmonton, London. Photo: TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May apologized to Caribbean leaders and diplomats last week over her government’s "appalling" treatment of some immigrants who migrated to Britain as children after World War II, but the scandal is rumbling on.

Why it matters: The immigrants, also referred to as the "Windrush generation," are legal residents whose parents were invited to the country to address labor shortages. Thousands are at risk of deportation, eviction and losing health care coverage because they don't have documentation required under a 2012 law May implemented.