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Nick Timothy, who was Theresa May’s special adviser when she was at the Home Office and in Number 10 until he left after the 2017 election, has joined those Tories saying “Windrush generation” immigrants are being treated dreadfully by the government.

.@TomTugendhat spot on about Windrush kids. The solution lies in formalising their status, not abandoning sensible policies to limit illegal immigration. But this is urgent: they’re Brits who have done nothing wrong, yet they’re being treated terribly. https://t.co/LMg9HiBowM

ITV News have now released a clip of Caroline Nokes, the immigration minister, conceding the some “Windrush generation” immigrants have been deported. This is from ITV’s Paul Brand.

BREAKING: Immigration minister Caroline Nokes appears to admit to @itvnews @pennymitv that some Windrush immigrants have indeed been deported, but she can’t give numbers. pic.twitter.com/9N5uyuzgKG

There have been some horrendous situations which as a minister have appalled me.

No, I don’t know the numbers. But what I’m determined to do going forward is say we will have no more of this. We want people to have confidence to come to the Home Office. We want to give them a message of reassurance, because I value these people.

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