This nicely segues us to the present day, where at least 57,000 of these people are now falling foul of modern anti-illegal immigration laws. The Windrushers arrived in Britain at a time when immigration control consisted of double pinkie-swearing that you were good to go, so the government kept few records (foreshadowing!) and since the majority were children travelling on their parents' passport, few migrants ever formalised their status and instead set about building good, hardworking lives. In 2012, however, the Conservatives passed a law mandating that all vaguely off-whiteish people present proof of their status as legal immigrants every time they apply for a job, house, or that famous free-for-all healthcare...which means that Windrushers are now losing those things and being threatened with deportation. As far as sensible immigration policy goes, this is up there with deporting anyone who had relatives at Plymouth Rock.