The British government has expressed regret over treatment meted out on Windrush generation who arrived from the Caribbean decades ago and are being denied basic rights.

British prime minister Theresa May has expressed regret over treatment meted out on Windrush generation who arrived from the Caribbean decades ago in British and are now being denied basic rights.

The Windrush generation of migrants arrived in Britain more than 50 years ago and have become victims of a recent tightening of the immigration system and have been denied access to basic services like health care and work permit, after being incorrectly identified as illegal immigrants.

Britain Interior Minister, Amber Rudd said, I recognize the concern from some people in the Windrush generation and I am very sorry for any confusion or anxiety felt.

More than 140 lawmakers have signed a letter calling on Prime Minister, Theresa May to resolve an anomaly for those who immigrated as children between 1948 and 1971.

The immigrants are named after the Empire Windrush, one of the first ships to bring Caribbean migrants to Britain in 1948.This was when Commonwealth citizens were invited to fill labor shortages and help rebuild the economy after World War Two.