The UK has decided to bolster its border security starting March 29. On that day the UK will officially leave the EU. The country would deploy 300 border force officers at all the ports by the end of 2018. The Immigration Department has confirmed they would deploy additional 600 by March 29.
As reported by dailyecho.co.uk, the country is preparing for no deal Brexit. No deal Brexit might make it vulnerable to Immigration Fraud. Caroline Nokes, MP for Romsey and Southampton said that the staffing plans are on track. However, it is just not about numbers. The UK should be able to prevent Immigration Fraud in case of no deal Brexit.
A no deal Brexit would bring with it a lot of uncertainties. The UK needs to ensure that the port force officers have enough resources to guard the country. The country has always been worried about its border security. In fact, Overseas Immigration was said to be one of the main reasons behind Brexit. Brexiteers have always been against the free movement rule in EU. Hence, now that the UK is officially leaving EU, the country has to bolster its borders.
Ms Nokes added that Southampton is in good shape for Brexit. Its imports are not from EU. Also, the parliament has acknowledged the need for protection from Immigration Fraud. She suggested that the UK needs a deal that will be its interest. The deal should ensure tight border control.
Ms Nokes has visited several ports across the country. She has spoken to the employees and force officers. Her aim was to know about their work and the extent of Immigration Fraud they had prevented in the past.
The ports at Southampton are prepared for Brexit. They expect minimal disruption to their operations. However, the Immigration Department is worried about other parts of the country. The UK needs to ensure that it has enough European parts before March 29.
The Immigration Ministers are reaching out to border force officers to ensure they have all resources. The country should be ready for all sorts of scenarios. Immigration Fraud is something that has worried the country for years. Now they are getting the control back. This was their prime objective behind the Brexit movement.
Prime Minister Theresa May has been trying to push the Brexit deal through. However, the chance of a ‘no deal Brexit’ remains a possibility.
Y-Axis offers a wide range of visa and immigration services as well as products to aspiring overseas immigrants including UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa, Business Visa for UK, Study Visa for UK, Visit Visa for UK, and Work Visa for UK, Y-International Resume 0-5 yrs, Y-International Resume (Senior Level) 5+ yrs, Y Jobs, Y-Path, Resume Marketing Services One State and One Country.
If you found this blog engaging, you may also like…