London [United Kingdom]: Amber Rudd has resigned as British home secretary over an immigration scandal, plunging the UK government into crisis.
According to several media reports, Rudd claimed there was no government “target” to increase deportations of illegal immigrants.
However a British newspaper reported that she had written to the Prime Minister Theresa May about the department’s aspiration to increase “removals” by 10 percent.
“I wasn’t aware of specific removal targets. I accept I should have been and I’m sorry that I wasn’t. I didn’t see the leaked document, although it was copied to my office as many documents are,” Rudd tweeted on Friday.
The successive British governments, in recent years, have sought to appear tough on illegal immigration, by virtue of which, their descendants are now combating to prove a citizenship status they took for granted at one point of time.