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 Post subject: Isle of Man Today: Fears to be raised over e-borders policy
PostPosted: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 07:37:16 +0000 
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Fears to be raised over e-borders policy

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19 October 2009

By ADRIAN DARBYSHIRE

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The UK Government has been attempting to amend the Immigration Act by way of a Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill which would have allowed searches of passengers to and from areas within the Common Travel Area.

This could potentially mean that travellers would have to carry passports for journeys between the Isle of Man or other Crown Dependencies and the UK – or between Northern Ireland and Great Britain or the Republic of Ireland.

Due to concerted opposition, including from the Manx Government, this clause in the bill was withdrawn.

But there is concern that the UK Government will attempt to re-introduce it in the coming parliamentary session.

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PostPosted: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 11:53:11 +0000 
And fears we have in the Isle of Man over e-Borders are confirmed by reports like this:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/8280509.stm

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A Congolese lecturer arrested while on holiday in Belfast, is to continue his legal fight after returning home, the High Court has heard.

Jean-Pierre Djimbonge, 51, was arrested as he got off a flight from London to Belfast and held in five detention centres before being freed last week.

Mr Djimbonge said he believed he was picked out because he was black.


And they did this because:

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The Agency alleged that he was planning to abuse his visa to gain entry to the Republic of Ireland.


I.e. he was arrested because he fitted a theoretical profile that suggested an intention that may have been illegal. I.e he was black and traveling in a certain direction.


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