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Ireland, Britain to crack down on illegal immigrants

12-21-2011 09:08 BJT

DUBLIN, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- Ireland and Britain would sign an agreement on Tuesday to reinforce border controls and tackle illegal immigration into the countries, local media reported.

Ireland's public broadcaster RTE said that the agreement, to be signed in Dublin by government representatives from both countries, is designed to crack down on the large number of illegal immigrants crossing over their borders.

This initiative aims to put in place standard entry requirements and enhanced electronic border systems. Both Ireland and Britain will now tighten up on the issuing of visas and there will be a greater exchange of information such as fingerprint biometrics and biographical details.

The agreement will reinforce the commitment by both governments to preserving the Common Travel Area, comprising Ireland, the Britain, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, which was established in the 1920s to allow for the free movement of nationals of both countries.

The new system will help identify those with no right to enter the Common Travel Area before they arrive at the border. The move could create considerable savings for both countries on removing foreign nationals with no right to stay.

Editor:Zhang Hao |Source: Xinhua

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