Immigration checks need greater resources

Ireland's immigration system can't survive without weeding out fraudulent applications

29th January, 2017
45 per cent rise in non-European students.

Recent events have heightened public concern about the adequacy of the state’s immigration controls. But very little attention has been given to the backlog of 10,500 visa applications caused by the British government’s attempts to limit immigration.

British citizens are seeking visas to bring over family members from countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq. Their aim is to live here temporarily and then all move back to Britain, under the EU’s...

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