John Vine, independent chief inspector of borders and immigration
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Border Agency 'bedevilled with paper'

The independent chief inspector of immigration has said the latest backlogs from the UK Border Agency (UKBA) are "unacceptable". The watchdog found new backlogs totalling 16,000 cases.

Immigration inspectors have discovered more UK Border Agency (UKBA) backlogs totalling over 16,000 cases.

The chief inspector of immigration said the latest backlogs relating to requests to settle through marriage were "unacceptable".

Speaking to Jon Kay on BBC Breakfast, John Vine also said that IT systems that are in place in the UKBA to deal with cases are "outdated".

  • 24 Jan
  • From the section UK