JCORE views with much concern today's announcement and that this policy will not meet the needs of the country. The way this new policy is being presented is making a statement that these individuals are just economic commodities, wanted only for their skills and not for any cultural or social benefit that they bring to the country. As others have pointed out, how many of our ancestors would have been able to come to Britain under such strict language and income requirements?
The following letter was printed in the Jewish Chronicle on 14th February 2020. We view with much concern the deportations back to Jamaica of people who have lived most of their lives in the UK, as most came here as children. According to Amelia Gentleman, the journalist most responsible for exposing the Windrush scandal, to date only 36 Windrush victims have received compensation of the 11,000 who may be eligible. One would have thought the government would have taken due ca