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May 3, 2018

New home secretary appointed in UK after immigration scandal

The UK Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a new home secretary after the resignation of Amber Rudd in connection with the immigration scandal. 

According to Bloomberg, Sajid Javid is the new home secretary. 

He is the former managing director at Deutsche Bank AG and was a Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. 

He did not support Brexit at 2016 referendum, although, like many other conservatives, he describes himself as Eurosceptic. 

The Home Secretary Amber Rudd resigned on the background of claims that she had misled the parliament concerning her knowledge about the availability of the indices of illegal migrants deportation quotas in the government. 

Amber Rudd was targeted in connection with the Windrush scandal concerning the immigrants who lived in Britain for more than fifty years. These immigrants arrived in London from the Caribbean countries in June 22, 1948. They were invited by Britain in order to cover the shortage of workforce in the country. 

The scandal aroused after it appeared that some of the immigrants from the Commonwealth of Nations member states, which arrived in the UK during the period from the end of 1940s to 1970s, as well as their relatives, have been declared illegal.