The UKBA not fit for purpose.

The UK Border Agency is to be abolished with its work returning to the Home Office, Theresa May has announced.

The home secretary told MPs “its performance was not good enough”.

The UK Border Agency was formed in 2008 as an arms-length agency of the Home Office but Mrs May said this had led to a “secretive culture”.

It will now be split into parts focusing on the visa system and on immigration law enforcement. Both parts will report directly to ministers.

It is the second time the UK Border Agency has been split in just over a year.

International law requires refugees to seek asylum in the first safe country they enter. So why are we letting economic migrants travel half way round the world to enter Britain.

It is obvious if you live on £5 a day in Africa but can get more on welfare in the UK and a nice house to live in you will try to get to the UK and claim asylum.

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