Windrush: British Interior Minister Amber Rudd Resigns

British Interior Minister Amber Rudd.
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Ralph Ellis of CNN is reporting British Interior Minister Amber Rudd resigned over “inadvertently” misleading the government over Caribbean groups targeted for deportation, known as the “Windrush Generation.” Rudd is the fourth high-ranking official to resign from the administration of British Prime Minister Theresa May. Ellis writes:

“Rudd resigned Sunday amid a growing scandal over the government’s mistreatment of the so-called “Windrush generation,” men and women from the Caribbean who arrived in Britain in the 1950s and 60s, but in recent years have been declared illegal immigrants despite having lived in the country for decades…

Rudd had been under pressure to step down over her involvement in the affair, following allegations that members of the Windrush generation — so named after the ship that had brought hundreds of Caribbean migrants to Britain — had recently been refused medical care, denied housing and threatened with deportation. On Monday, Rudd was due to face a fiery session in the House of Commons. Instead, May is expected to announce Rudd’s replacement, an influential role that comes at a delicate time for the UK government as its negotiates Britain’s exit from the European Union.”

Parliament will debate a petition for an amnesty for “anyone who was a minor that arrived In Britain between 1948 to 1971,” which would include the Windrush generation.

Read more at CNN.com.
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