UK Home Office has cleared 5000 illegal migrants for key security guard jobs

November 14th, 2007 - 10:31 am ICT by admin  

According to the Daily Mail, 5000 illegal immigrants have been cleared to work as security guards at some of Britain’s most sensitive buildings in the past three years.

In yet another Government blunder, checks on the man who is in charge of guarding Gordon Brown’s prime ministerial car against terrorist booby-traps, revealed he was in the country illegally.

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) said it was not its job to even ask applicants seeking jobs protecting the public if they were illegal immigrants. The only checks carried out were on a person’s past behaviour or for any criminal record.

The latest fiasco follows revelations last year that the Home Office had itself employed illegal immigrants on at least seven separate occasions.

Shadow Immigration Minister Damian Green said: “It looks like no effective action was taken to check who has access to some of the most sensitive buildings in this country. It looks like the Home Office is still not fit for purpose.”

More than eight out of ten Britons want a “substantial” cut in immigration levels, a poll has revealed. Some 85 per cent said migration is putting too much strain on public services, including hospitals.

The findings of the YouGov poll, carried out for Migrationwatch UK, will alarm Ministers, who last week were forced to admit they had underestimated the number of foreigners working in Britain by 300,000.

The survey found only 35 per cent of those questioned believed immigration has contributed positively to the UK economy. Nearly half, 48 per cent, said it was Government policy rather than worldwide trends which was responsible for the increase. (ANI)

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