Facing up to the facts of immigration fraud

We are an emigrant nation, with a warm welcome. Let’s not allow immigration fraud to ruin that

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Elaine Byrne

29th January, 2017

Ireland has an immigration fraud problem. And we are afraid to talk about it.

“It’s a scam taking place in Ireland,” explained the whistleblower to the BBC Radio 4 documentary, Breaking into Britain, broadcast last Sunday.

She described how Irish solicitors set up fake lives for British citizens in Ireland so that their family members, primarily from Pakistan and Bangladesh, can dodge strict British visa rules and then move to Britain. “Solicitors...

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