No Easy Options: Irregular immigration in the UKPublished Wed 20 Apr 2011
However, it is not scale alone, but rather scale allied to the harm it does which provides the compelling imperative to take action on irregular migration.
The report sets out four key priorities for action - reducing real harm, containing irregularity, increasing public confidence and reducing irregularity - and policy recommendations to work both upstream (pre-arrival) and downstream, including:
- initiatives in origin countries
- cooperation with transit countries
- border security
- targeting the irregular immigration industry
- a risk-management approach to enforcement and return, and
- increasing returns.