An "astonishing" backlog of some 50,000 immigration applications are yet to be entered into the UK Border Agency (UKBA) database, its chief executive has told MPs.
An \"astonishing\" backlog of some 50,000 immigration applications are yet to be entered into the UK Border Agency (UKBA) database, its chief executive has told MPs.
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Rob Whiteman told the Home Affairs Select Committee cases received but not entered into the UKBA's system should be cleared by March.
Last month, Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration John Vine revealed that thousands of immigrants were allowed to stay in the UK without undergoing proper checks due to a huge backlog of applications.
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