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Citizenship checks missed 'poor immigration histories'

The Home Office has granted British citizenship to people with "very poor immigration histories", according to the chief borders inspector.

British citizenship was being approved without checking applicants' criminal records in their home country, John Vine found.

Citizenship had been granted to one person who had previously stabbed someone and to another who had lived and worked illegally in Britain for 13 years.

Daniel Sandford reports.

  • 11 Dec 2014
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