UKBA


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UKBA

abbreviation for
UK Border Agency
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The crew was released at 2 AM (GMT) after being questioned but their passports are still held by the UKBA which states that further questioning might take place.
After a raft of damning reports, Home Secretary Theresa May abolished the UKBA and replaced it with UK Visas and Immigration and an Immigration Enforcement command, which were brought back under the control of ministers.
The study reviewed UKBA asylum dispersal policy relating to pregnant women, and maternity policy and good practice on the care of vulnerable women.
The report highlighted that spending on consultants by immigration authorities had risen almost twentyfold in the last three months of 2012, to [pounds sterling]500,000, and despite having a substantial number of his responsibilites removed, the salary of UKBA chief Rob Whiteman remained at [pounds sterling]175,000 a year.
UKBA figures show South Wales businesses were fined almost PS750,000 in 2011 and 2012.
The move comes after a group of MPs warned it would take the UKBA 24 years to clear a backlog of asylum and immigration cases the size of Iceland's population.
May's move followed a damning Commons report attacking the spiralling backlog of asylum and immigration cases on UKBA books.
The case against Ms Homer's current appointment was made as the committee warned that, at the current rate of progress, it would take 24 years to clear through a backlog of asylum and immigration cases at the UKBA.
"I would seek an urgent, independent review of the UKBA caseload in order to establish whether there are more people living in Britain - at the taxpayers' expense - who have committed war crimes, like Mr Salim.
But some of the UK's best known firms - including Domino's Pizza and franchised petrol stations selling BP fuel - were also caught out during UKBA checks.
The university claims the move is necessary to meet their obligation to UKBA to ensure international students don't use student visas as a way to sneak into the country and work illegally.