Channel Migrant Crisis Declared a National Security Risk by Watchdog

Channel Migrant Crisis Declared a National Security Risk by Watchdog


The “inexcusably awful” collection of data on illegal migrants landing in Britain after crossing the English Channel puts the UK’s national security at risk, a government watchdog has found.

A report from the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, David Neal found that there is a systemic failure by immigration authorities to properly collect information on illegal migrants entering the country, with some being allowed in without so much as being fingerprinted or having their identity checked to determine if they are a criminal or terrorist.

“Put simply, if we don’t have a record of people coming into the country, then we do not know who is threatened or who is threatening,” Neal said.

The report found that within a six month

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