Power Of The Word #1: CHEAT (n)

Prints reveal immigration cheats (BBC)

Some 6,000 potential immigration cheats have been caught by a new scheme to fingerprint visa applicants before they travel to the UK.

UKvisas said that more than 500,000 sets of prints had been taken since the scheme was introduced last year with 6,000 matched to “people of concern”.

Compulsory fingerprinting forms part of the UK visa application process in just under 50% of countries.

The government hopes to collect prints from every applicant by April 2008.

Immigration Minister Liam Byrne said new fingerprint visas were becoming the UK’s “fist [sic] line of defence against illegal immigration”.

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