United Kingdom to provide transparency over Windrush scandal - May

Amber Rudd and Theresa May

The pressure increased on Sunday afternoon as the Guardian revealed that in a leaked 2017 letter to May, Rudd had told the prime minister of her intention to increase deportations by 10% - seemingly at odds with her recent denials that she was aware of deportation targets.

Amber Rudd has stepped down as the UK Home Secretary amid the Windrush scandal, involving Caribbean migrants who settled in Britain between the forties and the seventies.

Theresa May has attempted to distance herself from the row over the Home Office's enforced removals targets that has already claimed the scalp of one of her most senior ministers, Amber Rudd.

SAJID JAVID insisted he was the right choice to sort out the Windrush scandal after replacing Amber Rudd as home secretary yesterday.

Rudd was the fourth high-ranking minister to resign from Prime Minister May's Conservative government in the past six months.

He said that Javid's own background as the son of a Pakistani immigrant would allow him to "understand how people who are in that position today feel". Javid's appointment is widely seen as a way for May to curtail the backlash from the Windrush scandal, which brought to light the unfair treatment of Commonwealth citizens from Jamaica over a lack of citizenship documentation.

"I had a young person from my constituency who was able to take out a second passport even though he shouldn't have been able to and his family were under a terror watch list, to go and fight for Isis in Syria".

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People hold placards during a demonstration to protest against the treatment of members of the Windrush generation, opposite the Houses of Parliament on Monday.

Beyond an exemplar of the immigrant dream, Mr. Javid's appointment to take charge of immigration and national security may also signal a shift in thought in migration politics overall.

"Her backstory is typical of many women on the A-list of candidates David Cameron set up to symbolise his modernisation programme ..."

Mr Javid said: "It is a huge privilege to be asked by the Prime Minister to become the new Home Secretary".

They came to symbolize the seismic demographic changes that took place in post-war Britain, when hundreds of thousands of people came to the United Kingdom from former British colonies, known as the Commonwealth. "This is about British citizens, and frankly it is deeply offensive to conflate the Windrush generation with illegal immigrants to try and distract from the Windrush crisis". Some lost their jobs, others faced difficulty accessing welfare benefits and a few were threatened with deportation. The phrase was first used in a Labour-run Home Office in 2010 by the home secretary of the time, Alan Johnson. With Rudd gone, the opposition can shift its focus to the prime minister, though the absence of an obvious successor capable of steering the divided Conservative parliamentary party through the Brexit talks will protect her in the short term at least.

A rapid riser in the government, Javid's first task was to answer an urgent question in parliament amid continued fallout from the so-called Windrush scandal - erroneous moves to deport legal but undocumented elderly immigrants from the Caribbean.

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