‘Homeland’ actor David Harewood shares heartfelt message about deportation
The actor's parents immigrated from the Congo in the late 1950s
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Threats of deportation are causing a stir in the UK. As reported by BBC News, “thousands of people who arrived in the UK as children in the first wave of Commonwealth immigration face being threatened with deportation”.
‘Homeland’ star David Harewood has shared a heartfelt message in response to the controversy. He took to Twitter to say “all across the Caribbean, for many, England was the mother country”.
“When she put out the call for nurses and teachers to come help rebuild after the war they came to assist and start new lives”. Harewood noted that immigrants “be[ing] turfed out after 50 odd years hard work and graft is a disgrace”.
Harewood's parents immigrated from the Congo in the late 1950s. The actor was born in Birmingham, later moving to London to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. These days you can catch Harewood in ‘Supergirl’, the hit sci-fi series in which he plays the Martian Manhunter.
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