Comment: Home Secretary’s DNA testing apology is meaningless if he can’t get his department under control

DNAThe Home Secretary has published the results of a review into DNA testing at the Home Office, apologising to migrants who were told that genetic testing was compulsory for certain family visas. Sajid Javid also announced a potentially wide-ranging review of the immigration system more generally in a sign of impatience at his department’s performance. Javid said: At the end of June, it was brought to our attention that there were some immigration cases where the provision of DNA evidence had been made a requirement for issuing a visa or grant leave to remain, and it was not simply a request. Such demands are unacceptable. Today I want to take…

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