Friday, 26 February 2010

Two passports a minute are given to foreigners as 1.5m issued since Labour elected

Passports were given to foreigners at the rate of two a minute last year.

Officials approved a record 203,865 citizenship applications, 58 per cent more than in 2008 and in the final three months of 2009, 61,715 student visas were issued – an astonishing rise of 92 per cent on the same period in 2008.

Another 190,000 immigrants were given the right to settle in the UK in 2009 – a rise of 30 per cent on the year before.

Home Office figures show that 1.5million foreigners have become UK citizens since Labour came to power.

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