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Border Agency may hand amnesty to migrants, MPs warn

MPs say the UK Border Agency's attempts to clear a massive backlog of cases could become an amnesty for immigrants with no right to be in the UK.

Keith Vaz, who chairs the Home Affairs Committee, said the backlog was almost equivalent to Iceland's population and spiralling out of control.

Immigration Minister Mark Harper said the UKBA was taking "robust action".

Tom Symonds reports.

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