Thursday, March 04, 2010

Migration system mismanaged for decades – Huhne

Commenting on the recent Office for National Statistics migration figures, Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary, Chris Huhne said:

“Public confidence and trust in the migration system has been shattered by decades of mismanagement.

“The abolition of exit checks by Conservative and Labour Governments means that we can only guess at the numbers coming in and out.

“People over-staying on short-term visas are probably the biggest source of illegal immigration and we still cannot say whether they are leaving when they are meant to do so.

“Exit checks must be reintroduced immediately.”


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