Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Dover to lose all immigration staff as Border Agency in Kent cuts 30 jobs

DOVER could be "swamped" by illegal immigrants because of ferocious job cuts by the UK Border Agency.

It has been revealed that all Dover's 24 immigration officer posts will be slashed – despite the team being responsible for almost 40 per cent of all removals in Kent last year.

In a bitter second blow, proposals are also being made to shut down the 60-bed detention centre based at the port. The facility is used to detain offenders before deportation and to hold immigrants awaiting interview.

Furious UKBA officers have launched a campaign against the cuts, which will save the agency more than £1 million a year. Read more...


Anonymous 28 April 2010 at 20:55  

this items suggests Mrs Duffy has every reason to be concerned about Immigration.

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