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uk faces outcry over treatment of former child immigrants

london — britain is hosting leaders from the 53-nation commonwealth in london this week as it seeks to bolster trade ties around the world after brexit.but the gathering of the alliance of the u.k. and its former colonies is being overshadowed by a row over people who moved to britain from commonwealth countries as children decades ago.some members of the "windrush generation" — named for the ship empire windrush, which brought hundreds of caribbean immigrants to britain in 1948 — say they have been threatened with deportation despite living in the u.k. for most of their lives.they came from what were then british colonies or newly independent states, and had an automatic right to settle in the u.k. but some say they have been denied medical treatment or threatened with deportation because they can't produce papers to prove it.barbados high commissioner guy hewitt said the british government has refused a request to meet caribbean leaders on the issue during this week's commonwealth summit.hewitt told the bbc on monday that he felt britain was telling people from the caribbean "you are no longer welcome."some 140 lawmakers have signed a letter urging the government to find an "immediate and effective" response to concerns from commonwealth-born residents over their immigration status.international development secretary penny mordaunt said monday that the government must "do a better job" to put people's minds at ease."people should not be concerned about thi...