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Sajid Javid becomes Britain’s first Muslim home secretary

  • Published at 08:50 pm April 30th, 2018
  • Last updated at 10:30 pm April 30th, 2018
Sajid Javid becomes Britain’s first Muslim home secretary

British Pakistan politician Sajid Javid has been appointed Home Secretary of the United Kingdom hours after Amber Rudd resigned amid countrywide outrage over the Windrush scandal.

Born in 1969, Sajid Javid is a British Conservative Party politician and former managing director at Deutsche Bank. He was born in Rochdale, Lancashire, one of five sons of parents of Pakistani descent.

His father was a bus driver.

Amber Rudd was under growing pressure after a challenge to her testimony on the deportation of immigrants prompted fresh calls for her resignation.

She has faced criticism over the existence of Home Office removals targets and her knowledge of them. The pressure on Rudd to stand down increased after she said the government didn’t have targets for deporting people — only for a memo to emerge mentioning specific targets for enforced removals.

The resignation came hours after Rudd said she would stay in her job to ensure Britain's immigration policy is "humane." But opposition politicians had demanded that she should resign over the Windrush scandal.

The Guardian newspaper reported a letter from Rudd to Prime Minister Theresa May last year in which she stated an “ambitious but deliverable” aim for an increase in the enforced deportation of immigrants.

 
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