Home Secretary Theresa May said after the UK Border Agency (UKBA) is split up, the new entities will not have "agency" status and will therefore sit in the Home Office and reporting to ministers.
Tthe performance of what remains of UKBA is still not good enough.
The agency struggles with the volume of its casework, which has led to historical backlogs running into the hundreds of thousands.
The number of illegal immigrants removed does not keep up with the number of people who are here illegally.
And while the visa operation is internationally competitive, it could and should get better still.
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