It has been revealed that the number of migrant applicants is growing at a rate of 700 a month, with around 14,000 already refused the right to stay in the UK.
With 16,000 migrants currently waiting to hear if they can stay in the UK, campaigners Migration Watch UK have branded the backlog as 'chaos'.
This is yet further evidence of the chaos in the immigration system from which they are taking years to recover.
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