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Britain unveils monument in honour of Caribbean migrants

Britain on Wednesday paid tribute to Caribbean immigrants by unveiling a national monument to celebrate their work in rebuilding the country after World War II.
 
Prince William and his wife, Kate, unveiled the statue depicting a man, woman and child standing atop suitcases at London's Waterloo train station.
 
In a written message, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II said the new statue was a fitting symbol of the contribution the Windrush pioneers and their descendants have made to the United Kingdom over the decades.
 
The new arrivals were called the Windrush generation after the Empire Windrush, the ship that brought the first 500 migrants to British shores in 1948.
 
In 2018, the Windrush scandal revealed that thousands of Caribbean migrants, including persons from Jamaica who had lived and worked legally in the UK for decades, were ensnared by tough new rules designed to crack down on illegal immigration.
 
Scores lost their jobs, homes and the right to free medical care because they didn't have the paperwork to prove their status. 
 
Britain's government later apologised and offered compensation.


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