Borders and immigration inspector publishes annual report
The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration has recently published his 2011/12 annual report.
The report highlights some areas of good performance identified by the Inspector during his inspections, including:
- effective management of asylum casework and identification, and removal of immigration offenders from the UK by the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Local Immigration teams,
- and improvements in the consistency and quality of decision making by entry clearance staff posted overseas -particularly, in New York and Madrid visa sections.
The report also highlights areas for improvement, and calls for the Agency and Border Force to:
- adopt a consistent approach at the border;
- make sure proper processes and guidance are followed;
- improve line management;
- and put in place mechanisms to ensure they meet their obligations of treating individuals fairly and appropriately within the law.