Thursday, 25 February 2010

Number of immigrants applying for British citizenship jumps 30% in just three months

Daily Mail
"More than 44,000 British passports were handed out to foreigners in just three months as the number of applications for citizenship soared 30 per cent.Latest Home Office figures reveal that 51,315 applications were made for citizenship in the final quarter of last year - a massive rise from the 39,325 requests made for the same period in 2008.The number of immigrants granted UK passports rose 15 per cent from 38,955 to 44,870. It is much higher than the previous record average of 41,000 passports handed out each quarter in 2007."

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