British Interior minister refuses to quit over immigrants’ treatment

British Interior Minister Amber Rudd said she had no plans to resign after giving contradictory statements about meeting targets for deportations, deepening a scandal over Britain’s treatment of Caribbean immigrants. For almost two weeks, British ministers have been struggling to explain why some descendants of the so-called “Windrush generation’’, invited to Britain to plug Labour shortfalls between 1948 and 1971, had been labeled as illegal immigrants.

The Windrush scandal overshadowed the Commonwealth summit recently in London and has raised questions about Theresa May’s six-year stint as interior minister before she became prime minister in the wake of the 2016 Brexit referendum. Rudd said at a lunch with reporters in parliament that it had been a difficult few weeks, but she was committed to the Home Office.