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The UK Border Agency has responded to a story published in the Sun newspaper today about bogus claims made by asylum seekers to enter Britain.

Border and Immigration Minister, Phil Woolas said:

‘Our border has never been stronger, as illustrated by the fall in asylum applications and the record numbers we are stopping at Calais.

‘We will continue to grant refuge to those that genuinely need it, in accordance with Britain’s proud traditions, however the latest statistics show that 79 per cent of asylum seekers did not qualify for international protection. We expect those people to return home. If they do not do so voluntarily, we will enforce their removal.’

The figures were part of the ONS immigration statistics published on Thursday 26 November.

Source: UK Border Agency

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2 Responses to “UK Border Agency response to ‘bogus asylum seekers’ report in The Sun”
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  1. Rambod Sarlak says :

    Absolute cods wallop. UK Home Office seems to act exactly the opposite to the what it should do, i.e. bogus asylum seekers ae fast tracked and genuine asylum seekers are waiting for years. The system is a complete sham and travesty of justice

  2. Dr Sherif says :

    Bogus asylum seekers are reported 90% of cases in UK . The biggest problem is that both Home Office and UKBA try to hide address of reporting cases of bogus and false claims. They insist on evidence from whom reporting an offence, while ironically they did not have any evidence when they accepted claim.?

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