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>> I'm a man that worked hard and lived
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good life.>> Winston Robinson came to Britain in the 60s as a child of the Windrush generation. But after 51 years, he found himself jobless, homeless and even facing deportation after an immigration scandal that rocked Britain.>> It's that sense of like someone has put you in prison.
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Something horrible was happening to me, there's nothing I could do about it.>> Ready and willing to do any kind of job that will help the motherland along the road to prosperity.>> This Friday marks 70 years since the first ship carrying Carribean workers and their families docked in Britain, to plug labor shortages after World War II.
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Those onboard should be entitled to remain indefinitely. But as the government cracks down on illegal immigration, Robinson is one of hundreds to be told that there's no record of him arriving.>> I came here as a child, as a minor. So I just assumed I've amalgamated in this system.
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Whatever I've achieved in life was done in this country. So when you come and tell me I'm a Jamaican national, and send me back to Jamaica, that was the biggest puzzle to me. Because I mean, what do I know about Jamaica?>> The British government tried to brush off the fiasco as an administrative error.
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It says new migration measures weren't supposed to target the Windrush generation. The scandal brought down Interior Minister Amber Rudd and Robinson was eventually given permanent residency rights. But for the 60-year-old, who says he's lost everything, that's not enough.>> It's because of your madness why I was taken up, I was there for ten years, they've got to rectify that.
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And whatever form of compensation, the compensation's got to based on stress, anxiety, and basically taking away my liberation.