I failed to spot Windrush fiasco coming, says Amber Rudd

The treatment of Caribbean-born Britons has lead to protests and a call by the foreign secretary for an amnesty for the Windrush generation

Ms Moreton, who appeared in front of the Home Affairs Select Committee before Ms Rudd, later told the channel: "It's inevitable that the Home Secretary will not know the details of every single small piece of targeting, but nonetheless there are targets for removals: last year's target was 8,337 nationally".

Theresa May has steadfastly stuck to the immigration target first set by David Cameron - despite opposition from within her own party.

The Windrush scandal dominated proceedings in Westminster today, with Home Secretary Amber Rudd coming under more pressure to resign.

Corbyn also quizzed May on plans to compensate Windrush migrants who lost jobs, pensions or benefits after being wrongly targeted by immigration officials.

The Labour leader says it is time Home Secretary Amber Rudd "took responsibility and resigned" over the Windrush scandal.

After uproar from MPs, she said that people "up and down this country" want action taken against illegal immigrants.

But when Ms Moreton's claim, which she earlier told the committee, was levelled at Ms Rudd by committee chair Yvette Cooper, she responded saying: "We don't have targets for removals".

She added: "A few years ago the prime minister said, 'I'm actually sick and exhausted of a government minister who simply blames other people when something goes wrong.' What's changed?"

Long-term residents who arrived in the decades after the Second World War have had their immigration status challenged despite being in the country legally. Labour has also called for Rudd to quit. "I didn't see it as a systemic issue until very recently".

But Margaret O'Brien, 69, who moved to the United Kingdom from Canada in 1971, described battling over two years to persuade the Home Office to believe that she was here legitimately.

Pressing hard on the PM's bruises over Windrush, Ms Cooper told her "do not try to hide" behind Labour, civil servants and a Cabinet which does not agree and is trying to "clear up her mess", particularly "when she was warned repeatedly of the damage her obsession with her net migration target was doing", and when she had instilled in the Home Office a "culture of disbelief".

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