Monday, January 14, 2008

Border controls shake-up set out

It seems that the UK border controls are set to become a lot more stringent on people visiting the UK on visas. BBCNews reports that all visitors to Britain requiring a visa are now 'having their fingerprints taken in a bid to control illegal immigration':

Immigration Minister Liam Byrne said the new system, completed three months ahead of schedule, has already spotted 500 cases of identity swapping.

In a wide-ranging speech, he outlined 10 key changes to the UK's border controls to be implemented in 2008.

They provide a "compassionate" way of getting "stronger borders", he said.

Compassion eh?

Read in full - 'Border controls shake-up set out'

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