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Former UK immigration boss says system has been out of control since 2000

19:10 17/04/2013
The former head of the UK Border Force (UKBF) Tony Smith says that Britain lost control of its immigration system between 2000 and 2003 under the Labour government of Tony Blair. He said 'There was a...

Main UK immigration body to be abolished because it is 'not good enough'

13:45 28/03/2013
The UK's Home Secretary, Theresa May MP, has told the House of Commons that the UK's main immigration authority, the UK Border Agency (UKBA), is to be split because it is 'not good enough'. She says...

UK immigration criticised for wrongfully detaining asylum seekers

16:39 19/12/2012
The UK's immigration authority has been criticised for detaining some asylum seekers who should be allowed to remain in the community and for keeping some people in detention for too long. A joint...

UK immigration may introduce fast stream passport checks for VIPs

11:38 19/09/2012
The acting head of the UK Border Force (the UKBF), Brian Moore, told the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee that the organisation is considering the introduction of a fast stream at...

Army may replace UK immigration staff in event of general strike

10:32 12/09/2012
Yesterday, the Trades Union Congress, an annual gathering of UK Trades Unions voted to explore the practicalities of a general strike to protest at the ongoing cuts being imposed by the UK's...

UK immigration authorities admit laying off too many staff to save costs

18:15 11/09/2012
Dame Helen Ghosh, the civil servant who is Permanent Secretary to the Home Office, has said that the UK Border Agency (UKBA) and the UK Border Force (UKBF) had persuaded too many staff to leave with...

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