It has only been a month since Sajid Javid became home secretary of the United Kingdom and had already made some serious commitments. In a recent interview with BBC News, Javid said that he is planning for a fairer, more compassionate immigration system that gives more freedom to his staff to use their common sense and keep the Home Office from failing everyone. Javid feels that something went severely wrong in the Home Office while handling the Windrush generation scandal. He thinks that treatment of the people who were affected was personal enough and not sympathetic enough.
During his meeting with the joint human rights select committee, Javid informed that mistakes made by the staff of the Home Office caused detention of two people from the Windrush generation, despite they telling that they’d been in the United Kingdom legally for the past 50 years. He said that he was appalled at the cases and believes that something went severely long. The committee recently received a 260-page immigration file of Paulette Wilson, who was detained by the government and threatened to be deported to Jamaica, a country she hadn’t visited for the past 50 years. She was obviously wrongly accused. In her file, she had added a one-line plea, which read - please help me, this is my home.
Asking for help
He said that the Jamaican woman was asking for help but didn’t receive it. Javid hopes to bring a fresh set of eyes into the political scenario of the United Kingdom. The home secretary also addressed the fact that his department asked them for proof they couldn’t possibly provide. Javid hired 140 temporary employees to assist the Windrush scandal but are still facing trouble in regularizing immigration problems. By July, he hopes that his department gives him a list of Windrush generation people who were wrongly detained.