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Jenrick calls for a new ‘Immigration Control’ department

by LLB political Reporter
8th May 24 11:42 am

Robert Jenrick has accused the Home Office of falling short on immigration and the former housing minister Neil O’Brien is calling for a new “Immigration Control” department.

Jenrick has called on the Home Office to be broken up as they are “incapable” of keeping control on immigration and cannot keep the UK’s borders secure.

Other responsibilities of the Home Office should be moved to a new policing and national security department.

Jenrick and O’Brien published a Centre for Policy Studies report on Wednesday for the government to implement a “different culture in Home Office.”

The new department would then be staffed with new “personnel and processes” as the Home Office has “fallen short” on immigration.

Both MP’s said that the Home Office does have “many good, hardworking people” and it has been “undermined by high levels of churn and a lack of institutional knowledge.”

The report stated that by having a department which focuses purely on immigration will provide the UK’s bureaucracy “dedicated to delivering for the public on this vital issue.”

Jenrick warned, “It would be unforgivable if the government did not use the time before the general election to undo the disastrous post-Brexit liberalisations that betrayed the express wishes of the British public for lower immigration.

“The changes we propose today would finally return numbers to the historical norm and deliver the highly-selective, highly-skilled immigration system voters were promised.

“These policies could be implemented immediately and would consign low-skilled mass migration to the past.”

The Government said, “The Prime Minister and Home Secretary have been clear that current levels of migration are far too high.

That is why the Government announced a plan to cut the number of migrants that would have come last year to the UK by 300,000 — the largest reduction ever.

This plan is working, with the latest statistics showing applications across three major visa categories are down by 24 per cent.

“Our approach is fair — reducing immigration and ensuring businesses invest in and recruit from the domestic workforce, whilst prioritising the overseas workers and students who will contribute significantly to our economy.”

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