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Playing the Immigration System

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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 31 December 2009

The home secretary has admitted that the government had been 'maladroit' in its past handling of immigration. Ministers hope what they call their 'tough' new points-based system of allocating visas will restore the public's faith in their ability to manage migration. Phil Kemp investigates claims that, far from strengthening our borders, the new rules have made it easier to play the system.

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