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Post  Panda on Sat 13 Jul - 8:40

UK Immigration Backlog '37 Years Long'The backlog of immigration cases hits 500,000 and the number of foreign offenders waiting to be deported is rising, MPs warn.5:51am UK, Saturday 13 July 2013 Video: Vaz: Migrant Backlog Is Staggering
Enlarge EmailBritain's "troubled" border service is backlogged with over 500,000 cases and at the current rate of progress will take nearly four decades to clear, according to a group of MPs.

A rise in the number of foreign national offenders living in the community as they await deportation was also discovered by the Home Affairs Select Committee in its latest report into the work of the now-defunct UK Border Agency (UKBA).

The committee warned that a recent move to scrap the agency and replace it with two new divisions - one in charge of immigration and visas, the other with border enforcement - was in danger of being an "exercise in rebranding".

It discovered that in the final quarter of last year, spending on external consultants at the agency rocketed from £27,000 in the previous three months to more than £500,000.

"The backlog of cases has now hit a staggering half a million people. This could fill Wembley Stadium to capacity six times over," said committee chairman Keith Vaz.

"At the current rate it will take 37 years to clear and the Home Office cannot confirm that this is the last of the backlogs."

After a raft of damning reports, Home Secretary Theresa May abolished the UKBA and replaced it with UK Visas and Immigration and an Immigration Enforcement command, which were brought back under the control of ministers.


The border service was recently split into two divisions

The new director general of the UK Visas and Immigration section, Sarah Rapson, recently told the committee Britain's immigration service would never be completely fixed.

The total number of cases in the migration backlog has reached 502,462, the committee said, compared with 321,726 in its previous report.

A total of 4,102 foreign national offenders were living in the community awaiting deportation in the final three months of 2012, an increase of 122 on the previous three months. Some 65% of these cases are more than two years old.

The committee discovered the length of time taken to deport a foreign national offender has increased by nine days in the same period to 127 days.

Sir Andrew Green, chairman of campaign group Migration Watch UK, said: "The Government inherited a system in chaos.

"There have been signs of improvement, but this new backlog of half a million cases is surely a wake-up call.

"The immigration system is struggling again and must be allocated substantially greater resources commensurate to the scale of the task and the importance the public attach to bringing immigration under control. The policy is now right, but it cannot be implemented on peanuts."

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Re: UK Immigration Backlog 37 years long"

Post  malena stool on Sat 13 Jul - 21:56

It doesn't really need more resources in the form of staff and money, it needs many things to happen in order to put this right. 

1. There must be a moratorium on immigration until those here have been processed, accepted as genuine or deported.
2. Those working in customs and excise and border control do their job efficiently and sensibly. 
3. Government Ministers whose sole interest is to keep within budget restraints and attain league table results should keep their noses out of the day to day running of the department. They may have responsibility for its efficiency, but possessing absolutely no knowledge of the skills and tasks required should leave hands on decisions to those with sound practical knowledge. A bigger recipe for disaster cannot be imagined, in my opinion anyway.     


Where else in the world do they allow plane and ship loads of unchecked aliens through border control because there is a queue building up in the customs hall?

It is a fact they have billions of pounds worth of IT equipment, good pay, comfortable working conditions and gold plated pensions most working people would die for, but by and large they're happy to walk away and leave their tasks unfinished. It is each individuals responsibility to do his job correctly. There should be no recourse to saying 'I was told to do it' by staff failing to meet the required fit for purpose standards. 


It matters not which administration created the problem, it will not be solved by budgetary cuts or our continued following of EU guidelines that tell us we cannot deport illegal immigrants or those falsely claiming asylum seeker status.

Rant over.


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Post  Guest on Sat 13 Jul - 23:05

They need to get tougher and start implementing the laws that are already there. Half a million people is equivalent to TEN percent of the entire population of Scotland!
There should be NO asylum seekers in the UK. NONE. Because asylum must be claimed in the first safe country that the person reaches. Not a "country of choice" thousands of miles away. Ask yourself why they choose to come here rather than staying in France or wherever. Unless France, Eire, the Netherlands or Norway suddenly morphed into dangerous places from where people need to flee for their lives.

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Post  Badboy on Sat 13 Jul - 23:26

DO THEY NEED MORE PEOPLE TO CLEAR THE BACKLOG,IF SO,HOW MANY?

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Post  Lioned on Sun 14 Jul - 0:29

Badboy wrote:DO THEY NEED MORE PEOPLE TO CLEAR THE BACKLOG,IF SO,HOW MANY?

Probably about 20 but i think it will go to that Welsh call centre.

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Post  Panda on Sun 14 Jul - 2:32

I watched a Documentary recently and it appears illegals are entering Britain by container trucks inept Border control too much red tape trying to deport them.

I think they  should employ the Soldiers who have just been made redundant , the Sailors to patrol the UK  shore line and stop them landing , it really is disgraceful that the situation is out of control.

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Post  Panda on Sun 28 Jul - 6:11



MP's are critical of the Home Office figures on immigrants and declaring them not fit for purpose. The Home Office plan to offer illegals a deal whereby if they leave the Country they will not be prosecuted has been slammed as racist

Theresa May has been diagnosed with Diabetes and has to have an injection twice a day, but insists it will not affect her work.

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Post  AnnaEsse on Sun 28 Jul - 10:23

AUSTRALIA: ILLEGALS NOT WELCOME

SYDNEY, Australia – Australia has announced a hardline illegal immigration policy – probably the toughest in the Western world – and by doing so has set up a showdown with international law and human rights groups, earned the ire of major world associations, and drawn out the naysayers from the United Nations.

Last week, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced that all asylum seekers who arrive in Australia by boat will be sent to Papua New Guinea for processing and resettlement and none will be allowed to stay in the country.

That’s none, as in not one.

That contrasts with the U.S. policy of lax border enforcement and casual deporting standards. In fact, President Obama is lobbying for a strategy that would “legalize” millions of illegal aliens who already are living in the U.S. and taking advantage of its social programs.

Rudd’s pre-election message is that Australia’s borders are closed to illegal arrivals. The announcement was made at a joint press conference with the prime minister from Papua New Guinea.

“From now on, any asylum seeker who arrives in Australia by boat will have no chance of being settled in Australia as a refugee,” Rudd told reporters.

This would be the equivalent of America sending all just-caught arriving illegals from now on to Bolivia, and stating that because of the circumstances under which they originally came, they will never have a chance to be settled in America.

“I understand that this is a very hard line decision,” Rudd continued.

“But our responsibility as a government is to ensure that we have a robust system of border security and orderly migration…”

In response to this announcement, a riot broke out at the Nauru detention center which houses illegal detainees, causing millions of dollars damage, destroying buildings in chaotic scenes said to be a reaction to a “cruel and degrading policy.”

The Australian move met widespread condemnation from left-of-center political and human rights groups.

Greens Leader Christine Milne said the resettlement plan was “ruthless and … repugnant.” Milne accused the prime minister of the Labor Party (the Australian equivalent of the Democrats) of political desperation, lurching so far to the political right he had leapfrogged the conservative party’s position.

“It is absolutely immoral for Australia, a rich country, to refuse to do the right thing and instead try and dump the problem, and to dump thousands of vulnerable people into an impoverished country,” Milne said.

There remain several questions about the PNG illegals deal’s compliance with international law. Rudd maintained he had spoken with UN secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon , and that the deal did not contravene UN conventions.

“The convention requires us not to send genuine refugees back to the countries they have fled from, and in this arrangement we honor that undertaking,” Rudd said.

But a statement from the United Nations high commissioner on refugees, the UN’s refugee agency, said they had not been involved in the deal and were currently seeking more information from the Australian government.

Meanwhile, Amnesty International Australia said the plan showed a complete disregard for asylum seekers and “absolute contempt” for Australia’s legal and moral obligations.

“This is beyond belief,” spokesman Graeme McGregor said in a statement.

“Mark this day in history as the day Australia decided to turn its back on the world’s most vulnerable people, closed the door and threw away the key.”

This was closely followed by the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) , an auditing body, which said the deal “risks breaching Australia’s legal obligations.” There appears to be consensus among human right lawyers that the agreement will face strong legal challenge in the courts.

The conservative Opposition party, with a great tradition of secure Australian borders, and a proven record of stopping the boats, declared “there is a national emergency on our borders,” while launching their policy. At the moment, there are approximately 3,500 illegal arrivals by boat per month .

“A Coalition (conservative) government will establish a military-led response to combat people smuggling and to protect our borders – Operation Sovereign Borders,” said Opposition Leader Tony Abbott.

Much of the reason for the current problem with Australian illegal arrivals rests with Rudd, after he dismantled the previous conservative government’s border protection policies in 2008, after coming to office. Since that time more than 1,000 people have perished at sea, and almost 50,000 people have arrived on almost 800 illegal boats, with a budget blowout of over $10.3 billion. His strong policy announcement concerning PNG is widely seen as an attempt to atone for his actions, which carried devastating consequences.

Australians are predicted to head to the polls in October.

http://www.wnd.com/2013/07/australia-illegals-not-welcome/#647IMeJxFspBkilD.99

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Post  malena stool on Sun 28 Jul - 10:40

Can't fault the Aussies, the illegals they are trying to keep out are the Southern Hemisphere version of the people that HMG and UK Companies welcome with open arms, a Cheap Labour Resource.

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Post  Panda on Sun 28 Jul - 10:51


Australia has Patrol Boats on the lookout 24 hours a day and potential legal immigrants are vetted offshore and if considered not an asset to Australia, they are denied entry into Australia and have to go back to where they came from.

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