May has appointed a new head of the British

Posted May 04, 2018

The following day, she told the committee immigration officers did have quotas, but that she was not aware of them. As the Home Office didn't record details of each individual, those who didn't get documents are having a hard time to prove they are here legally.

"I am disappointed to see Amber Rudd go in these circumstances".

Speculation about her future had swirled on April 27, as the home office and Downing Street failed to respond after the Guardian revealed that she was aware of targets for removing illegal migrants from Britain.

Tory MPs were said to be "incandescent with rage" over what they saw as the key role in bringing down Ms Rudd through leaks by Home Office civil servants, whom she had previously blamed for putting process before individuals in the Windrush scandal.

The Opposition say their motion would include a request for information behind deportations, detentions and refusal of re-entry, the setting of deportation and removal targets and their effects on people's lives.

And Labour MP and Windrush campaigner David Lammy, said promises made by the government should be urgently written into law.

Miss Rudd resigned on Sunday night after accepting she had inadvertently misled parliament over the existence of internal targets for the removal of illegal immigrants.

"The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP as Secretary of State for the Home Department", Ms May's office said in a statement.

"I had numerous dealings with him over the local government finance settlement and he came across as a very hard negotiator, but also very fair and effective".

"I think he's one of those unusual people who combines passion and empathy with an ability to get things done".

"The prime minister has tonight accepted the resignation of the home secretary", said a spokesman for May's office.

Gove said he was "so sad" about her departure, adding on Twitter "she was a huge asset..."

Ms Rudd was one of the most outspokenly pro-European members of the United Kingdom cabinet.

Javid now represents the face of modern, multicultural Britain - his parents are Muslim but he does not practise, while his wife Laura, with whom he has four children, is a church-going Christian.

Javid, the son of a Pakistani bus driver whose family migrated to Britain in the 1960s, was promoted from his Cabinet post of Communities, Local Government and Housing minister.

It also deprives the cabinet of one of its most outspoken pro-European members.

In an indication he would not shy away from tackling illegal immigration, Mr Javid said that "everyone in the country expects us to deal with that".

"Sajid has always been exceptionally supportive on the numerous matters we have worked together on in the past".

May's team pushed back, saying Javid's review was the "appropriate way forward", allowing the government to move quickly.