When I read headlines about the failure of the UK Borders Agency, I often wonder whether it actually achieved a task it was set out to do by the previous administration, rather than what it was supposed to do as written on the tin.
The UK Border Agency made virtually no effort to trace more than 120,000 asylum seekers and migrants, a damning report will say today.
The agency incorrectly reassured MPs that “extensive checks” were regularly being carried out, John Vine, the independent chief inspector of borders and immigration, said.
Because the agency said it could not find the individuals, it was able to move the cases into an archive and therefore clear its backlog before a deadline last year. The failures have led to asylum seekers and migrants who would otherwise have faced removal from the country gaining rights to remain in the UK, Mr Vine said.
Some 37,500 applicants whose cases were effectively written off as there was no apparent trace of them are now expected to be located after a review.
The agency was so overwhelmed with work that at one point more than 150 boxes of post, including letters from applicants, MPs and their legal representatives, simply lay unopened in a room in Liverpool, the report found.
Keith Vaz, chairman of the home affairs select committee, which was given misleading information by the agency’s then-acting chief executive, Jonathan Sedgwick, said it was a “devastating” report which showed the agency was “in danger of overseeing an effective amnesty” for asylum seekers.
I do just wonder who wasn’t doing their job, I suspect that it was a culture of failure or laziness, no proof of this other than the fact that the Unions (specifically the PCS) are known to have direct links to the Socialist Party (England and Wales) the new name for what was once called Militant tendency.
And as it always was the idea that somehow or other British culture could be changed by mass immigration into the sort of society that would welcome socialism (and to rub the right wings nose in multiculturalism) one could always assume that allowing UKBA to fail from within was part of the plan.
As it is, we don’t have a clue where the illegals went, if we find them they’ll use human rights to claim asylum due to now having families here (right to a family life anyone?)
Perhaps it is just a suspicion on my part, but it does seem awfully convenient knowing what we dio know about socialist intentions for our country.