Recent change of Home Secretary

Recent events: Amber Rudd tendered her resignation as Home Secretary very recent and has been succeeded by Sajid Javid.

Detention Action has issued a statement in response to this announcement, emphasising the need for detention reform if there were to be a fair and humane immigration system, bringing together all the key arguments.  You can read it here. uk/the-new-home-secretary- needs-to-embrace-detention- reform
They also produced an accompanying blog, which is more informal in tone, but saying more or less the same things. The blog is here. http://detentionforum. son-of-a-migrant-the-new-home- secretary/
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Detention Action has sent a link to the the joint letter that was featured by the Independent on-line.

30.4.2018: Guardian: Sajid Javid pledges to urgently ‘do right’ by Windrush generation by  Deputy political editor

New home secretary tries to get on top of problem that led to exit of his predecessor Amber Rudd.

Sajid Javid has vowed to “do right” by the Windrush generation as the government tries to get to grips with the scandal that led to the departure of his predecessor.

The home secretary, who was appointed on Monday morning after Amber Rudd stood down, told MPs it “should never have been the case” that immigrants from across the Commonwealth faced problems proving their status.

Flanked by the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, and the Cabinet Office minister, David Lidington, Javid said he was “personally committed” to rectifying the difficulties Commonwealth immigrants have had to deal with and would continue to resolve problems as a “matter of urgency”. Read more ….