Monday, 25 March 2013

Civil servants ‘lied to MPs about immigration chaos’

SENIOR civil servants today stand accused of misleading Parliament over the “chaos” on Britain’s borders which may have led to thousands of failed asylum seekers being allowed to stay on unlawfully in the UK.

MPs have launched a blistering attack on the highly-paid officers in charge border control after concluding they have been putting out false information for the past six years about Britain’s staggering backlog of asylum cases, which stands at well over 300,000 – more than the entire population of Iceland.

A devastating report published this morning by the Commons Home Affairs Committee finds that in thousands of cases where the UK Border Agency (UKBA) has been unable to trace a failed asylum seeker or illegal immigrant, the agency has simply assumed they are no longer in the country and closed their file.

How stupid do you think we are? link

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