Dear Home Office,

According to a 2011 Independent Chief Inspector report, the Home Office by law “can legitimately select or profile individuals, groups and companies for more detailed examination on the grounds of their nationality or national or ethnic origin, provided that this has been authorised by a Minister.” At the time of the inspection, they had Ministerial authorisation to conduct a more rigorous examination of the nationals of 37 countries, which they identified as countries whose nationals were most likely to present a risk to the UK’s immigration controls.

What is the number of countries whose nationals the Home Office has authorisation to conduct more rigorous examinations on as of Nov 2017?

What are the countries?

What are the criteria used to identify the countries whose nationals are most likely to present risk to the UK’s immigration control?

The report referenced is “Preventing and detecting immigration and customs offences: a thematic inspection of how the UK Border Agency receives and uses intelligence” (available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...). Please see page 25 for the relevant quote.

Yours faithfully,

N Ostrand

FOI Requests,

N Ostrand,

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.

This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 46078). We will aim to send you a full response by 05/12/2017 which is twenty working days from the date we received your request.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you,

P. Zebedee
FOI Requests
Home Office

Immigration Enforcement FOI PQ,

1 Atodiad

Dear N Ostrand

 

Please see the attached regarding your Freedom of Information request.

 

Regards

 

Immigration Enforcement Secretariat

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Home Office,

I am following up on my FOI (reference 46078). The request is now quite overdue. Can you please provide me with an update and response? Thank you.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Yours sincerely,

N Ostrand

McKenzie Noel (KIMU),

1 Atodiad

Dear N Ostrand,

 

Please see attached.

 

Regards

 

N McKenzie

Home Office

IRT

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Immigration Enforcement FOI PQ,

1 Atodiad

Dear N Ostrand

 

Please see the attached response to your Freedom of Information request.

 

We apologise for the delay.

 

Regards

 

Immigration Enforcement Secretariat

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

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