UK interior minister Rudd resists calls to quit, apologizes over migrant targets error

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s interior minister Amber Rudd resisted calls to quit on Friday, apologizing for not being aware of the use of migrant removal targets in her department and vowing to implement fair and humane immigration policy.

Following accusations that she had misled parliament over whether her department had targets for the deportation of immigrants, Rudd said on Twitter: “I wasn’t aware of specific removal targets. I accept I should have been and I’m sorry that I wasn’t.”

“As Home Secretary I will work to ensure that our immigration policy is fair and humane.”

Rudd said she would make a statement to parliament on Monday “in response to legitimate questions that have arisen on targets and illegal migration.”

(Reporting by William James; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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