A SHOCKING 227 Channel migrants vanished from “secure” Border Force hotels days after arriving, in just four months.
Sommige 38 did a runner before their biometric data was taken — meaning there was no way to track them.
David Neal, chief inspector of borders and immigration, warned that this creates a severe security risk.
Hy het gesê Border Force staff simply assumed all arrivals wanted to claim asylum, and so failed to keep a close eye on them.
Hy het bygevoeg: “If we don’t have a record of people coming into the country, then we do not know who is threatened or who is threatening.”
He said officials warned that the sheer numbers of arrivals meant they were “concerned they cannot meet the country’s national security requirements”.
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Mr Neal also criticised the Home Office’s “poor” response to the surge.
He said the “system is overwhelmed” because the department refused to move from an “emergency response to what has rapidly become steady state”.
Die binnelandse kantoor het gesê: “Since the inspection we have transformed how we manage the arrival of migrants.”