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Windrush scandal rumbles on 5 years after UK government’s apology

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By DANICA KIRKA
Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — It’s been five years since the U.K. government apologized and promised to compensate legal residents who were caught up in an immigration crackdown. Most of the people improperly targeted had come from the Caribbean and other parts of the former British Empire decades ago. But thousands who had their lives upended are still battling for what they consider fair settlements. Many of those affected by what became known as the Windrush scandal complain the government is dragging its feet even as it prepares to mark the 75th anniversary of Windrush Day. The June 22 observance symbolizes the start of the mass migration from Commonwealth countries that reshaped the U.K. after World War II.

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