UK Home Office plans to toughen immigration rules in major overhaul Jaime Jansen at 1:55 PM ET
[JURIST] The UK Home Office [official website] announced plans to overhaul Britain's immigration system [press release] Tuesday in a review [PDF text] outlining how the Home Office's Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND) [official website] will respond to the impact of globalization, changing travel patterns and evolving international crime and terrorism. The review recommends implementing identification cards, including biometric visas [eGov backgrounder] for foreign nationals by 2008; performing border checks before residents leave their home nations; counting the number of people that enter and exit by 2014; handling 90 percent of asylum claims within 6 months; and strictly enforcing laws banning employers from hiring illegal residents.
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