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From Windrush to Yarl’s Wood: the immigration debate today

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The UK deports over 40,000 non-citizens each year and many are detained in places like Yarl’s Wood, where residents have protested against inhumane conditions. Fifty years after the arrival of Caribbean migrants in the UK, members of the ‘Windrush generation’ where forced out of work, denied health care  and deported for failing to provide documents they didn’t know they needed. Although there was a public outcry, which lead to the resignation of the home secretary Amber Rudd, there is a public demand for a reduction in immigration more broadly. Filmed at the Battle of Ideas the panel discuss attitudes to immigration today?

The speakers are: Sabine Beppler-Spahl, Philippe Legrain, Munira Mirza and Patrick Vernon Obe. The chair is Fraser Myers.

Related topics: Debates, Global

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