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UKBA 'failed to check' tip-offs

UK Border Agency staff failed to check thousands of tip-offs about overseas students including whether they had actually enrolled on courses, a report said today.

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Report: UKBA let thousands of overseas students overstay

The backlog of 153,000 notifications could potentially have meant that thousands were wrongly allowed to remain in the country, the Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration said.

The tip-offs were all reviewed by May this year, but Mr Vine said it must be an "ongoing priority" to make sure checks are carried out.

His team examined work at three UKBA offices in Sheffield, Beijing and Delhi.

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