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The biometric data matches revealed that a shocking number of 1300 out of 2000 failed refugee claimants in Ireland were caught up in identity swapping on previous occasions. Ireland denied their refugee claims after finding the previous immigration histories through biometric data sharing with United Kingdom.
Ireland has visa waiver program for nationals of 14 countries allowing the holders of UK visa to enter Ireland without requiring a separate visa to enter Ireland. Some refugee claimants use United Kingdom as backdoor to enter Ireland.
Ireland is sharing fingerprinting data with UK to discover asylum seekers’ undeclared history of immigration in United Kingdom.
The data indicates that some of the failed refugee claimants had already attempted to seek asylum in United Kingdom or other European Union countries. Asylum seekers try to gain refugee status in a country where they receive the maximum benefits by making failed fraudulent asylum claims in a number of different counties.
Ireland had already deported seven refugee claimants pretending to be Somalis after entering the country as resident of Tanzania after their refugee claims were refused during 2012. United Kingdom had recognized them as Tanzanian citizens so they could not claim asylum as Somalis.
As an additional measure to deter the asylum shoppers, the details of visa applicants from Nigeria, Ghana and Pakistan are verified against the immigration database of United Kingdom.
The biometric data matches revealed that some of the refugee claimants had been previously denied an entry visa. Some even had been removed from United Kingdom or refused admission at a British airport.
Refugee claimants who try to gain the refugee status fraudulently are increasing in numbers; however, the biometric data sharing across the borders of a number of countries is making it tougher for them to succeed in their scams.
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