Monday, 30 April 2018

Sajid Javid to be new home secretary after Amber Rudd resigns

Sajid Javid has said his most "urgent task" is to help the Windrush generation, after succeeding Amber Rudd as home secretary.

The son of a Pakistani bus driver said he would review immigration policy to make sure it was fair and people were treated with "dignity and respect".

He is due to face MPs' questions on the subject in the Commons from 16:15 GMT.

Ms Rudd quit after she said she "inadvertently" misled MPs over immigration removal targets.

Ms Rudd told MPs last week the Home Office did not have targets for removing illegal immigrants, but on Sunday the Guardian published a letter in which Ms Rudd set out her "ambitious but deliverable" aim to deport 10% more illegal immigrants over the "next few years" to Theresa May.

When asked if she should take some personal responsibility for her home secretary's resignation, Mrs May said: "When I was home secretary, yes, there were targets in terms of removing people from the country who were here illegally.

"If you talk to members of the public they want to ensure we are dealing with people who are here illegally."

She said she was "very sorry" to see Ms Rudd go, adding: "I think she can look back with pride as home secretary."

BBC       News.

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