Prime Minister, David Cameron, has vowed to take a zero tolerance stance on illegal immigrants and illegal workers in the UK. The Conservative manifesto states: “We will work to prevent illegal migration with a dedicated Border Police Force to crack down on illegal immigration and people trafficking.”

Meanwhile, The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has declared that passport forgery continues to be the most comment occurrence in terms of forged documents. The IOM representative, Lorena Pinto, was speaking in Ondjiva City in the southern Cunene Province of Angola. This data comes courtesy of the number of forged documentations which is currently seized at international border posts and signals that illegal immigration or attempted illegal immigration is continuing.

Ms Pinto was attending the three day long ‘Forged Documents’ seminar and she addressed fellow experts from the Criminal Investigation Police, Foreigners and Migration Services and security services. Ms Pinto reiterated the IOM’s belief that the prevalence of fake passports continues to pose a threat to national security.

Throughout the event, attendees also received tuition on a number of related issues including document forgery methodology, security features, identification system manuals, passport issuing, theoretical and practical concepts and common types of passport fraud.

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