Pace at which asylum seekers were removed has slowed down
Government figures will show this week that removal of failed asylum seeker in Britain has fallen to its level in the past five years. This means that the backlog of people who are waiting to be deported to their home countries is increasing as the ministers are not able to process new as well as existing applications.
The government’s own tipping point target has not been achieved and the figures missed it by around a quarter.
Meanwhile, the ministers admit that the rate of removal has fallen drastically because of the fact that the immigration staffs have diverted their efforts from asylum seekers. They are mainly targeting the deportation of at least 4,000 foreign prisoners every year. They said that such an approach is necessary for the safety of people.
One of the UK border agency spokesman said that they are determined to increase the number of asylum seekers who are removed. But, at the same time, in order to protect the public, they need to target the most harmful people first and that is what they are doing. He added that what they are doing is what the public expect from them.