Rudd told the committee she had no knowledge of quotas. However, The Guardian
on Sunday published a memo written by Rudd in which she said deportation quotas had been set.
“Since appearing before the Select Committee, I have reviewed the advice I was given on this issue and become aware of information provided to my office which makes mention of targets. I should have been aware of this, and I take full responsibility for the fact that I was not,” Rudd said in the letter.
Prime Minister Theresa May accepted Rudd’s resignation, writing: “I was very sorry to receive it, but understand your reasons for doing so.
May’s government recently said the Home Office destroyed landing documents
for Caribbean immigrants, meaning some of them and their children faced deportation after decades living in Britain because they don’t have the correct paperwork.
to Caribbean leaders for any “anxiety” caused by the records destruction, which occurred when she was home secretary under the previous administration.
May served as home secretary from 2010 to 2016 under Prime Minister David Cameron.
Rudd also apologized and told the House of Commons
the UK would work to ensure citizenship for the Windrush Generation.