The 48-year-old former investment banker became the first home secretary from an ethnic minority.
The Prime Minister confirmed the practice was in place when she was home secretary, but Downing Street said Mrs May had no information on targets for immigration removals when Ms Rudd wrongly told MPs last Wednesday that they didn't exist.
Prime Minister Theresa May, a former interior minister who once led efforts to tackle illegal immigration, appointed a new Home Secretary this week to try to draw a line under the scandal that has threatened her authority as she negotiates Brexit.
He was instructing the press office to brief people like me that "there are no removal targets for immigration enforcement officers, regional or national".
"The problem with the hostile environment they set up is that it has swept up perfectly legal British citizens", said Abbott during the debate.
The ruling Conservatives are opposed to such a move, made under a rarely-used procedure called "motion for a return", which involves asking the Queen to direct her ministers to provide the requested documents to the Commons Home Affairs Committee.
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"Making sure that we have an immigration policy that is fair, treats people with respect and with decency - that will be one of my most urgent tasks", he told reporters.
Britain's Johnson hopes Iran deal to remain on
The project, he said, had had the explicit goal of producing five warheads, each with the yield of 10 kilotonnes of TNT. And the documents Netanyahu showed off are not the first glimpse of Iran's nuclear files.
Javid, the son of a Pakistani bus driver whose family migrated to Britain in the 1960s, was promoted from his Cabinet post of Communities, Local Government and Housing minister.
To cheers from members within the Chamber, she said: "Could I take the opportunity to congratulate my right honourable friend for Bromsgrove on his appointment to the Home Office".
Mr Lewis said that while he had worked with her "on a weekly basis" about their efforts to increase the numbers of illegal immigrants being removed, they had never discussed "particular numbers" in the way that was suggested at the Home Affairs Committee.
He backed the losing Remain campaign in Britain's 2016 referendum on its European Union membership, but his pro-EU position was lukewarm.
Some people who do not have the paperwork to prove they are in the United Kingdom legally have been detained.
Immigration control remains a hot topic in the United Kingdom and was a factor in the Brexit vote.
Named after the British ship Empire Windrush, which arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex with 492 Caribbean passengers in 1948, the Windrush immigrants never formalised their status, often because they were children who came over on their parents' passports and then never applied for their own.
Labour's finance spokesman John McDonnell said: "You can smell the undoubted odour of a government decomposing".