In a report performed by the UK Home Affairs Committee, the UK’s regulations on immigration requiring biometric data being recorded prior to entry into the country have been a bit overzealous and are unfair to those immigrating from poorer countries, according to a Publicservice.co.uk article.
While the UK has substantially installed and implemented biometric systems into their governing, many poorer countries, and even many with plenty of money, do not have the infrastructure in place to have biometric collection performed prior to immigrating into the country.
The committee’s report goes on further to recommend establishing more biometric collection points at ports of entry as well as mobile biometric collection centers to assist with the growing need for collecting the data. While the UK Border Agency has responded with a decision to phase in implementation of the systems for many of those it affects, the Home Affairs Committee still worries about the vast effects a failure in the program could have in areas such as education.
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