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UK admits £500m immigration system cannot count immigrants

17:43 02/05/2014
The UK's Home Office, the government department responsible for immigration matters, has admitted that a computerised immigration checking system which has cost at least £500m to develop doesn't work...

Pressure grows within EU for immigration controls for Romanians and Bulgarians

14:25 29/11/2013
On 1st January 2014, transitional controls preventing most citizens of Bulgaria and Romania from traveling to live and work freely throughout the EU will expire. The controls were put in place in...

UK cannot continue immigration controls on Bulgarians and Romanians

9:41 13/11/2012
The UK's Home Secretary Theresa May MP has said that the UK is not able to extend controls on the migration of Bulgarians and Romanians beyond December 2013. However, she said that she was...

Labour MP calls UK's citizenship test for immigrants 'frustrating'

13:44 30/10/2012
A Labour MP has caused some controversy by suggesting that immigrants to the UK know more about the country than native Britons. Sadiq Khan the Labour MP for Tooting, south London, himself the child...

Britain steps closer toward a biometric ID card

12:45 14/04/2007
• Watch This Video Toward the end of 2009, the United Kingdom hopes to have a national identity card scheme up and running for citizens and residents. The personal information of millions of people...

Illegal immigrants may be granted amnesty in the UK

13:08 15/06/2006
The Home Office has not ruled out an amnesty for illegal immigrants, despite previously denying one would go ahead. Home Office minister Liam Byrne said it is too early to tell whether he will allow...

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