Recently, the British Home Office announced that it will increase the compensation for victims of the “Hurricane Immigration” scandal.
The minimum compensation amount has increased from 250 pounds to 10,000 pounds, and the maximum compensation amount has increased from 10,000 pounds to 100,000 pounds.
In 2018, a “hurricane migrant” scandal broke out in the UK, which was in the process of Brexit. Hundreds of Caribbean “hurricane migrants” and their descendants who had settled in the UK for more than half a century were threatened with forced repatriation.
After more than a year of fermentation, the scandal was corrected in 2019.
The British government suspended the repatriation plan and compensated the affected “hurricane migrants” with 250 pounds. Among them, some elderly immigrants died while waiting for compensation.
The Caribbean immigrants and their descendants known as the “Hurricane Generation” currently number about 500,000 in the UK.
In the 1950s, the first batch of Caribbean immigrants took the Hurricane ship and was introduced to Britain as cheap labor to participate in post-war construction.
In 1971, with the enactment of new immigration regulations in the United Kingdom, these immigrants obtained permanent resident permits, and their minor children could only travel on the identity documents of their parents.
In 2012, the Conservative Party government began to implement the “Hostile Environmental Immigration Plan” to eliminate illegal immigrants.
The “Hurricane Generation” immigrants who lacked their original identity certificates, especially their descendants, were greatly affected. “Immigration speeded up the repatriation efforts.
Many people lost their residence permits, jobs, and various social security overnight, and some were even put in immigration detention institutions and threatened to return to their home countries.