This section contains information and advice for journalists and media professionals working on material about the UK Border Agency.
The UK Border Agency is an executive agency of the Home Office and is responsible for securing the border and controlling migration for the benefit of the UK.
The agency was formed in April 2008, bringing together the work previously carried out by the Border and Immigration Agency, customs detection work at the border from HM Revenue & Customs, and UK Visa Services from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
We are a global organisation with 25,000 staff - including more than 9,000 warranted officers - operating in local communities, at our border and across 135 countries worldwide.
Our press office works closely with the media, and we are always available to offer help and advice to journalists engaging in work across all media.
Immigration issues are rarely out of the news. Get the facts behind the myths about our work.
Find out about the UK Border Agency's workin our 'key facts and figures' leaflet.
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