The Home Office has signed up to a legally-binding action plan to address its failures to comply with the law in the Windrush scandal.
The move follows a ruling last November by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) that it broke equality law when setting its “hostile environment” policy.
The policy, introduced by Theresa May in 2012 when she was home secretary, was intended to deter illegal immigrants from remaining in the UK.
However it led to hundreds of members of the “Windrush generation” – who legally came to Britain from the Caribbean in the decades following the Second World War – being wrongfully detained and denied their rights.
In agreeing the two-year improvement plan with the EHRC, Home Secretary Priti Patel said she was determined to address past injustices.
In a joint statement with Home Office Permanent Secretary Matthew Rycroft, she said: “The Windrush generation were repeatedly failed by successive governments and we have been resolute in our determination to right the wrongs that…