Border agency criticised by MPs over ‘Bermuda Triangle backlog


The troubled UK Border Agency has built up a backlog of 276,460 immigration and asylum cases that it has not resolved, MPs have revealed.

Keith Vaz, chair of the Commons home affairs committee, said the figure, comprising all outstanding UKBA cases, had been calculated for the first time.

“This backlog is now equivalent to the entire population of Newcastle upon Tyne. It will take years to clear,” said Vaz. “The agency seems to have acquired its own Bermuda Triangle. It is easy to get in but near impossible to keep track of anyone, let alone get them out.”


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