After Windrush – Paulette Wilson’s visit to Jamaica, 50 years on


A letter from the British government classifying Paulette Wilson as an illegal immigrant shook her sense of identity and belonging. ‘Hostile environment’ policies years in the making meant that Wilson and other victims of the Windrush scandal had their right to residency in the UK called into question. She had been detained for a week pending imminent deportation though she had done nothing wrong. It was devastating, but luckily she was released before she was deported. Here we follow Wilson as she returns to Jamaica for the first time in 50 years, trying to make sense of her place in the world and rebuild a sense of security and belonging
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1 Response to After Windrush – Paulette Wilson’s visit to Jamaica, 50 years on

  1. It is a disgrace what happened and is still happening all over Europe.
    There were and are a number of disgraceful cases in Denmark as well. One case struck me as completely bizarre. A woman was supposed to go back to her country of origin after her Danish husband had died, but she had two children, who were allowed to stay in Denmark because of their Danish father. As far as the mother was concerned they claimed that she had stronger ties to her country of birth. What ties can be stronger than those to one’s children? Sometimes one gets the feeling that the responsible politicians are thinking with their behinds.

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