We stand in solidarity with  those affected by the appalling treatment of the Windrush generation. This scandal was not an anomaly, but a consequence of the government’s ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy. Whilst GMLC currently does not offer immigration advice, here you can find our guidance for those affected and how we are campaigning for a change in the law to protect people’s rights.

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No one ‘is’ illegal: Statement by our Chair John Nicholson in support of the Guardian & Observer 2018 Appeal, defending victims of the UK’s ‘hostile environment’

Racism has always been used to “divide and rule” Half a century of immigration laws in this country have reinforced this – Indian vs West Indian, African vs Australian, “good” (often white) migrants vs “bad” migrants. And “benefit scroungers” vs “bogus immigrants”. The scandal that has come to light affecting the Windrush Generation this year…

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GMLC and GMIAU join forces to win important victory over DWP for Windrush victim

Greater Manchester Law Centre (GMLC) and Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit (GMIAU) successfully worked together to represent a client whose benefits were not only stopped by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), but they demanded 7 years’ worth of benefits of over £30,000, back from him. The reason was that he was wrongly classified…


GMIAU and Kenworthys Chambers respond to the Windrush compensation consultation

In May 2018, the Home Secretary launched a call for evidence to help shape a bespoke compensation scheme for members of the Windrush generation. This was declared “the first step to establishing the scheme for those who have suffered financial loss because of difficulties proving their immigration status”. On 6th June, we published our response to the Windrush…