James Brokenshire stepped into the shoes of Sajid Javid this week, who in turn is taking Amber Rudd's place as Home Secretary following her resignation over the Windrush scandal.
Mr Brokenshire has served as the Northern Ireland Secretary and played a key role in the Prime Minister striking a deal with the DUP, after the Tories lost their majority in Parliament at the general election last year.
However, it was his pivotal role in the introduction of the Right to Rent checks that perhaps makes him most memorable to the majority of the PRS. He worked as immigration minister, under the leadership of Theresa May when she oversaw the home Office as Home Secretary, when the checks where introduced.
Upon the introduction of Right to Rent, Brokenshire stated that they were designed to help create an immigration system that 'is to British citizens and legitimate migrants and tough on those who abuse the system or flout the law,' and that they will 'make it more difficult for immigration offenders to stay in the country when they have no right to be here.' The fact that the Windrush scandal has thrown both the Conservative and Labour policies on immigration under the spotlight, with neither garnering much grace with critics or the public, this may be a statement that Mr Brokenshire stands to regret?
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