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Jamaica PM urges 'speedy resolution' for Windrush crisis

PICTURED: Andrew Holness

JAMAICA'S PRIME Minister Andrew Holness has responded to Theresa May's commitment to ensure the Windrush generation will not be deported over paperwork issues.

Holness said to May that he looked forward to "a speedy implementation of your proposed solution" and added that it was "only fair" that people who had "significantly contributed" to the UK should be allowed to "take their place" as citizens.

"As the case now stands and as history will show, citizens of the former colonies, particularly the West Indies, migrated to Great Britain, where they have significantly contributed to the building and enrichment of the country," Holness said at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM2018).

"Now these persons are not able to claim their place as citizens. Prime minister, we welcome your response and we look forward to a speedy implementation of your proposed solution.

"It is only fair and will lead to security certainly for those who have been affected. And it is the kind of inclusive prosperity for which we stand as Commonwealth peoples."

Today, the prime minister is meeting with Commonwealth leaders to discuss her proposals.

On Monday (Apr 16), home secretary Amber Rudd and the UK government apologised after it emerged that some people who arrived from the Commonwealth decades ago were now being incorrectly identified as illegal immigrants.

In response, Rudd announced a new taskforce has been created to help those affected.

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