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Managing our borders

This section explains how we are managing the United Kingdom border.

Strengthening our borders

This page explains our strategic approach to strengthening our border controls, preventing those who might cause us harm from travelling to the United Kingdom.

Fast-track asylum decisions

This page explains our approach to reducing false claims of asylum, and removing those whose claims fail.

Enforcing our immigration laws

This page details how we are targeting our enforcement work to reduce illegal working and the threat of crime and international terrorism.

Managing migration to boost the United Kingdom

This section explains how we manage migration to the benefit of the United Kingdom. A new points-based system for migration will make our immigration policy fairer, more transparent and more effective.

Simplifying legislation, processes and technology

This section explains our plans to simplify immigration law in order to build a more transparent decision-making process.


This section describes how we are using new technology to help make our borders more secure. It includes information on the iris recognition immigration system (IRIS) and our e-Borders programme.

Immigration removal centres

This section lists the key immigration detention facilities that we run in the United Kingdom.

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