Bogus Citizenship Weddings Bring 9,100 Illegal Migrants to UK

Express (London), June 25, 2014

Sham marriages to gain British citizenship are happening at an “industrial” rate of one every hour, it was revealed yesterday.

Registrars and members of the public reported more than 9,100 bogus weddings last year but only 90 people were removed, the Home Affairs Committee was told.

Many more go unreported because register office staff fail to tell immigration officials, said borders inspector John Vine.

He explained to MPs the route to UK citizenship was a massive worry and along with proxy weddings, where neither bride nor groom has to be present, was the “biggest threat” to immigration control.

Last night Tory MP Douglas Carswell said: “It sounds like it’s happening on an industrial scale, but there is nothing we can do because we are part of the EU.”

Mr Vine told of a case involving a Nigerian, who has made six applications for residency based on a proxy marriage to an African with German citizenship and another to a naturalised French woman.

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  • Einsatzgrenadier

    Last night Tory MP Douglas Carswell said: “It sounds like it’s happening on an industrial scale, but there is nothing we can do because we are part of the EU.”



    Of course they can do something about it. However, they choose not to because their priority is to flood the UK with as many coal-black Africans as they can get their hands on. Who cares if some lonely, morbidly obese white female ends up being cheated out of her life savings? As long as they can import more warm bodies to consume products, pay mortgages and vote, the elites will never do anything about the third world immigration coming into the country.

    From an elite perspective, it doesn’t matter where the immigrants come from. Our elites have embraced doctrinaire egalitarianism because it serves the useful purpose of ethnic cleansing and population replacement.

    • TruthBeTold

      Get out of the EU.

      • Erasmus

        The UK has the same problem we in the US do: Their “leaders” are nothing but unprincipled cowards. I am sick to death of people in public office demanding we respect them and pay them well when they do a schlock job, for which they would be fired if they actually worked for real in the private sector.

  • Guest

    U.K. is not the only country that suffers from foreigners taking advantage of marriages just to gain the citizenship….

    We over here in America see this cheap method being used just as often….

  • RisingReich

    Gee wiz professor. If the problem is the EU – THAN LEAVE THE EU!
    That would be too easy. Fact of the matter is these scumbag politicos don’t want to do anything about and find it rather easy to just throw up the hands and say “See – THAT is why I am powerless to help.”
    I swear lately I almost WISH the world would end. Madness EVERYWHERE!

    • TruthBeTold

      ‘Poor us. Our hands are tied by the people we voluntary surrender our rights to.’

      Fools all.

    • Löwenmensch ᛟ

      Extinction Events are cyclical and humanity is woefully unprepared to travel and colonize the solar system, so it will end. Asteroids, supervolcanic eruptions, solar super storms. mega quakes to break up continents. Also our Milky Way galaxy is actually merging with Andromeda galaxy billions of years from now, who knows what that would cause.Of course the real absolute end of Earth is when the Sun will supernova billions of years from now, engulfing it.

      • So CAL Snowman

        Well that’s certainly taking the long run view and yet somehow it’s more positive than the short run outlook.

    • propagandaoftruth

      People who do this are traitors to their country and people and should be prosecuted in post restoration regime.

  • David Ashton

    I doubt if EU membership has anything to do with it either way. The problem is “liberalism”, the ideology of western suicide as James Burnham explained decades ago.

  • MBlanc46

    “[B]ut there is nothing we can do because we are part of the EU.”

    Of course there’s something the Right Hon. Gentleman can do about it: Vote to get the UK out of the EU.

  • IstvanIN

    Britain is not some minor principality that survives because of the good will of its neighbors, it is allegedly a first world nation with a first world military. Refuse to take them. If any of the major EU players balks tell them to do the same. Start the dominoes falling.

  • IKUredux

    Bottom line is this: Europe for Europeans. North America for Europeans. Australia and New Zealand for Europeans. Come on, we occupy the least amount of land mass. Why on Earth is it a good idea to allow all these pieces of sh*t third worlders into our countries? I mean, think about it, White occupied lands represent what percentage of the world’s land mass?Twenty percent? What I want to know is this: Why the hell is it the problem of White people of the world for the rest of humanity? If you are so stupid that you can’t put on a condom, why the hell should that be the problem of the White world? Why is it that whenever some country in the world experiences a natural disaster, the only countries that come to its aid, are White countries. Please, don’t give me some crap that White countries are the richest. What about China? What about Japan? What about South Korea?

    • M.

      Add to those Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the Emirates.

  • OS-Q

    Throw the fraudsters in prison or out of the country. What could Brussels actually do? Throw chocolate?