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Amber Rudd resigns as Home Secretary

UNITED KINGDOM (OBSERVATORY) – Theresa May has accepted the resignation of Amber Rudd as Home Secretary, Downing Street has said.

Under-fire Home Secretary Amber Rudd quits after immigration backlash over Windrush scandal, reports on late Sunday the Mirror.

The Home Secretary claimed not to have known about immigration removal targets but today a memo was leaked suggesting she was informed by officials.

The Guardian said the secret internal Home Office document referred to “a target of achieving 12,800 enforced returns in 2017-18” adding “we have exceeded our target of assisted returns”.

According to the paper, the six-page memorandum was prepared by Hugh Ind, the director general of the Immigration Enforcement agency, last June and copied to Ms Rudd, Brandon Lewis, the then immigration minister, as well as a number of senior officials and special advisers.