This is the report of an inquiry into the policy and practice of immigration control, examining entry clearance (visa) system, the granting or refusing of further leave in the UK and the enforcement of immigration control. It considered the degree to which the aims of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate and UK visas are being met; the progress in implementing recommendations from recent reports; and lessons to be learnt from the operation of the current system. Although it is recognised that staff are working hard and diligently there are a number of problems , especially related to fragmentation and lack of communication. The Committee make a number of recommendations including the establishment of a Cabinet Committee and an Independent Immigration Inspectorate; a redrafting of the Immigration Rules and a greater focus on the quality of decision making as opposed to speed.It refers to the Australian scheme for registering immigration aagentsa working abroad which was set up because local agents tended to be ... have been refused weakens the control and public confidence in it, and may increase the risk of overstaying and other forms of illegal migration. 115. ... Our predecessor Committeea#39;s report on asylum applications expressed concern over the poor quality of much initial ... 10 131 Home Office, Selective admission: Making migration work for Britain, .
|Author||:||Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Home Affairs Committee|
|Publisher||:||The Stationery Office - 2006-07-23|