Victoria Canning, Lecturer in Criminology and Social Policy, The Open University and Monish Bhatia, Lecturer in Criminology, Birkbeck, University of London believes that “Home Office deportation targets show how Britain’s immigration system is harmful by design”.
They wrote in the Conversation:
"April has been a month of turbulence for the Home Office. The aftermath of the Windrush exposé has shaken British politics to its core. And now Amber Rudd has resigned as home secretary, days after admitting that her department had internal regional targets to remove illegalised people from the country – some from the Windrush generation who were already British subjects.
"By setting targets, the intricacies of people’s histories are erased, and humans are reduced to statistics. For those applying for asylum, it means details of persecution are overlooked in favour of increasing removals."