Stephen has today written to the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, to express his displeasure with the governments handling of cases relating to the so called Windrush Generation.
The Windrush Generation refers to those who arrived in the UK between 1948 and 1971 from Caribbean countries. Many of them came to the UK as children. Those who arrived from the Caribbean before 1973 were given full British Citizenship by the 1971 Immigration Act. They have, however, found themselves at risk of deportation and detainment following errors made by the Home Office.
In his letter to the Home Secretary, Stephen has asked that urgent action be taken to protect the rights of those affected in order that they do not lose the right to work or have trouble in accessing vital healthcare.
Speaking about the letter, Stephen said: "I am deeply concerned about the governments handling of this issue, which reflects badly on the UK.
"I encourage the government to apologise to those affected and call on Ministers to create a task force to help applicants demonstrate they are entitled to stay in the UK."