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Dad of Blackburn girl killed by illegal immigrant backs criticism of UK Border Agency

A DAD whose 12-year-old daughter was knocked down and killed by an illegal immigrant has backed parliamentary criticism of the UK Border Agency.

The home affairs committee report to MPs said that the body was failing in its “basic functions” in spite of efforts to overhaul it.

It highlighted how the UKBA has provided "inconsistent" information about immigration and asylum cases, has lost track of 119,000 asylum and migration cases, and has released 1,013 foreign nationals from prison without them being considered for deportation.

Amy Houston died after being hit by Iraqi Kurd Aso Mohammed Ibrahim’s car in Highercroft, Blackburn, in November 2003.

Her father, Paul Houston, 41, of Oswaldtwistle, fought for Ibrahim to be deported, but last year he was allowed to stay under Human Rights laws, because he now has two children in the UK.

Mr Houston, said the findings on the UKBA were “particularly relevant” to his case.

The engineer said: “If we had an effective Border Agency, then we wouldn’t be in this mess now, and a lot of the cases would never reach the level of Human Rights.

“Government needs to get a grip of the situation - proceedures need updating and there’s not enough communication between departments or with the police.

“The UKBA lost Mr Ibrahim for a while, and they weren’t aware that he’d been arrested for other incidents after my daughter’s death. I had to tell them.

“I think they get the files and bury them under the carpet and hope they are forgotten about.”

Plans are now in place to split the agency in two - with the UK Border Force, which manages entry to the UK, is to become a separate law-enforcement body reporting directly to the Home Office while the UKBA will be solely responsible for immigration policy work.

Mr Houston said: “I don’t think anybody has a clear idea on how to sort the UKBA out.

“Dividing it up into two parts might be useful, but maybe it will just lead to two incompetent bodies instead of one.”

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3:09pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Mikeee47 says...

How may lost immigrants are still plotting forthe Olympics? Scary thought , lets brush it under the carpet and only worry when it happens, just like 911, it's a laughable disgrace, someones' head should roll for this!
How may lost immigrants are still plotting forthe Olympics? Scary thought , lets brush it under the carpet and only worry when it happens, just like 911, it's a laughable disgrace, someones' head should roll for this! Mikeee47
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4:31pm Thu 12 Apr 12

ghost of sceptic says...

Would not be surprised if illegal immigrants are not working within the border agency, in these times of political correctness and having to employ a percentage of all race colour and creeds they are probablly letting in any old scumbag with no respect for the laws of this land.
Would not be surprised if illegal immigrants are not working within the border agency, in these times of political correctness and having to employ a percentage of all race colour and creeds they are probablly letting in any old scumbag with no respect for the laws of this land. ghost of sceptic
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4:32pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Caspar the ghost says...

What happened to Paul's daughter and later-on what happened to Paul is horrendous.
He is quite right about the immigration and border agencies. They are simply "Not fit for Purpose" and should be replaced by a more practical and sensible force immediately.
The European Human Rights Act has no place in British society. Even in France, Germany and Italy the law ignores it. So should we. Once cut off from realism it will wither and eventually die, hopefully.
Meanwhile, our legal society MUST do what is right for Britain, especially on Immigration and criminal matters. If they do nothing (that's most probable!) then our whole society can point the finger directly at them.
What happened to Paul's daughter and later-on what happened to Paul is horrendous. He is quite right about the immigration and border agencies. They are simply "Not fit for Purpose" and should be replaced by a more practical and sensible force immediately. The European Human Rights Act has no place in British society. Even in France, Germany and Italy the law ignores it. So should we. Once cut off from realism it will wither and eventually die, hopefully. Meanwhile, our legal society MUST do what is right for Britain, especially on Immigration and criminal matters. If they do nothing (that's most probable!) then our whole society can point the finger directly at them. Caspar the ghost
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5:32pm Thu 12 Apr 12

sen c bl says...

Hang on, hang on, how did this illegal immigrant get here in the first place. The red carpet was laid when Afghanistan was invaded and then anyone, even on false pretence, claiming to be tortured and persecuted were allowed in. I ask, Who is to be blamed?
Hang on, hang on, how did this illegal immigrant get here in the first place. The red carpet was laid when Afghanistan was invaded and then anyone, even on false pretence, claiming to be tortured and persecuted were allowed in. I ask, Who is to be blamed? sen c bl
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6:04pm Thu 12 Apr 12

doylerf says...

ghost of sceptic wrote:
Would not be surprised if illegal immigrants are not working within the border agency, in these times of political correctness and having to employ a percentage of all race colour and creeds they are probablly letting in any old scumbag with no respect for the laws of this land.
They have, they were cleaning offices.
[quote][p][bold]ghost of sceptic[/bold] wrote: Would not be surprised if illegal immigrants are not working within the border agency, in these times of political correctness and having to employ a percentage of all race colour and creeds they are probablly letting in any old scumbag with no respect for the laws of this land.[/p][/quote]They have, they were cleaning offices. doylerf
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6:13pm Thu 12 Apr 12

doylerf says...

It would be self financing to employ more frontline UKBA staff to scrutinise immigrants at points of entry.
Asylum laws say asylum must be sought in the first safe country. All asylum seekers entering through Europe should be immediately returned to Europe with no rights of appeal. It is the cheese eating surrender monkeys that are encouraging most asylum seekers to enter the UK through France.

Also, any male of fighting age seeking asylum in the UK should be sent back to fight for their own country instead of sitting back and letting our troops do it.
It would be self financing to employ more frontline UKBA staff to scrutinise immigrants at points of entry. Asylum laws say asylum must be sought in the first safe country. All asylum seekers entering through Europe should be immediately returned to Europe with no rights of appeal. It is the cheese eating surrender monkeys that are encouraging most asylum seekers to enter the UK through France. Also, any male of fighting age seeking asylum in the UK should be sent back to fight for their own country instead of sitting back and letting our troops do it. doylerf
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6:41pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Ian K says...

Sorry for asking, but why is this page not flagged as being relevant to Darwen? This is not the first time that this has happened to this continuing story.
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Many "Darreners" did not know Amy and have never had the chance to do so.
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She, her family, and we were all robbed by an accident, not a deliberate act, but what made it criminal was what followed.
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The name, nationality, colour or religion of the culprit is totally irrelevant, only his actions (or inactions) matter.
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In all the years of following this story I have never yet found (correct me if I am wrong, please) a single comment from anyone saying what the writer would do IF they were the driver of the vehicle.
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I know that this message is of very little comfort to Amy's family, but I believe that they are more interested in justice than (a misplaced?) revenge.
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Anyway, for my own point of view, he should have been sentenced to about 10 years for causing a death while in charge of a lethal weapon (the car), plus other sentences to run consecutively for all the other offences related, say 8-10 years.
Sorry for asking, but why is this page not flagged as being relevant to Darwen? This is not the first time that this has happened to this continuing story. . Many "Darreners" did not know Amy and have never had the chance to do so. . She, her family, and we were all robbed by an accident, not a deliberate act, but what made it criminal was what followed. . The name, nationality, colour or religion of the culprit is totally irrelevant, only his actions (or inactions) matter. . In all the years of following this story I have never yet found (correct me if I am wrong, please) a single comment from anyone saying what the writer would do IF they were the driver of the vehicle. . I know that this message is of very little comfort to Amy's family, but I believe that they are more interested in justice than (a misplaced?) revenge. . Anyway, for my own point of view, he should have been sentenced to about 10 years for causing a death while in charge of a lethal weapon (the car), plus other sentences to run consecutively for all the other offences related, say 8-10 years. Ian K
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6:53pm Thu 12 Apr 12

doylerf says...

Don't know how you can say his nationality is irrelevant, he shouldn't have been in the country, he should have been deported immediately he became known to the police.
Don't know how you can say his nationality is irrelevant, he shouldn't have been in the country, he should have been deported immediately he became known to the police. doylerf
  • Score: 1

6:57pm Thu 12 Apr 12

pwitch says...

the laws regarding sentencing are a joke anyway - the miscreant only ever seems to serve half a sentence so why not say what the actual sentence is instead of what it is supposed to be ?
as regards the border agency - definitely not fit for purpose - but nobody seems to know why. The training must be totally inadequate and the supervision very lacking.
the laws regarding sentencing are a joke anyway - the miscreant only ever seems to serve half a sentence so why not say what the actual sentence is instead of what it is supposed to be ? as regards the border agency - definitely not fit for purpose - but nobody seems to know why. The training must be totally inadequate and the supervision very lacking. pwitch
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7:04pm Thu 12 Apr 12

White Eagle says...

Armed British Military Personel should take over the duties of protecting the UK Borders. The Civilian UKBA are not fit for this job.

This Mongrol should be shot. If this happened in his own Country he would not be alive now.
Armed British Military Personel should take over the duties of protecting the UK Borders. The Civilian UKBA are not fit for this job. This Mongrol should be shot. If this happened in his own Country he would not be alive now. White Eagle
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7:11pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Ian K says...

doylerf wrote:
Don't know how you can say his nationality is irrelevant, he shouldn't have been in the country, he should have been deported immediately he became known to the police.
I can say that quite easily, freedom of speech is still allowed.
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Whether or not he should have been in the country, his nationality etc. is irrevelant. He was here, he committed the offence(s) and should be subject to the laws that govern this land, not, I am sorry, your version of it or the one from Brussels.
[quote][p][bold]doylerf[/bold] wrote: Don't know how you can say his nationality is irrelevant, he shouldn't have been in the country, he should have been deported immediately he became known to the police.[/p][/quote]I can say that quite easily, freedom of speech is still allowed. . Whether or not he should have been in the country, his nationality etc. is irrevelant. He was here, he committed the offence(s) and should be subject to the laws that govern this land, not, I am sorry, your version of it or the one from Brussels. Ian K
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7:19pm Thu 12 Apr 12

switchedon says...

I can understand Mr Houstons anger but a parliamentary party brought this to our attention and yet it is parliament that will not get rid of the hated HRA that keeps scum like this in our country and allows numerous appeals while other eu countries just deport them asap .
I can understand Mr Houstons anger but a parliamentary party brought this to our attention and yet it is parliament that will not get rid of the hated HRA that keeps scum like this in our country and allows numerous appeals while other eu countries just deport them asap . switchedon
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11:51pm Thu 12 Apr 12

goz says...

What goes around comes
around, this parasite will get his comeuppance one day.
As for he UKBA, gutless, toothless and costing us billions. For the forseeable future I would put the army on fully armed border control, genuine asylum seekers.... do they still exist ?? Would be allowed in but not given rights to stay indefinitely, and certainly not allowed any rights
due to marriage or children. We've gone soft in this country, too many left wing luvvies running the shows.
What goes around comes around, this parasite will get his comeuppance one day. As for he UKBA, gutless, toothless and costing us billions. For the forseeable future I would put the army on fully armed border control, genuine asylum seekers.... do they still exist ?? Would be allowed in but not given rights to stay indefinitely, and certainly not allowed any rights due to marriage or children. We've gone soft in this country, too many left wing luvvies running the shows. goz
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2:01am Fri 13 Apr 12

nice person says...

“The UKBA lost Mr Ibrahim for a while, and they weren’t aware that he’d been arrested for other incidents after my daughter’s death. I had to tell them.
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Disgraceful...This pond dweller should not be on British soil,not even buried on it..And these people need to hang their heads in shame along with the rest of them that allows this parasitic scum to freely destroy peoples lifes.The HRA has no place in our country the sooner it is booted,the better.
“The UKBA lost Mr Ibrahim for a while, and they weren’t aware that he’d been arrested for other incidents after my daughter’s death. I had to tell them. . Disgraceful...This pond dweller should not be on British soil,not even buried on it..And these people need to hang their heads in shame along with the rest of them that allows this parasitic scum to freely destroy peoples lifes.The HRA has no place in our country the sooner it is booted,the better. nice person
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9:57am Fri 13 Apr 12

happycyclist says...

UKBA -another monumental screw-up by Labour.

The blame lies at the feet of politicians rather than UKBA staff who will just be trying to earn a crust doing what their managers tell them to do.
UKBA -another monumental screw-up by Labour. The blame lies at the feet of politicians rather than UKBA staff who will just be trying to earn a crust doing what their managers tell them to do. happycyclist
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1:52am Sat 14 Apr 12

nice person says...

Ian K wrote:
Sorry for asking, but why is this page not flagged as being relevant to Darwen? This is not the first time that this has happened to this continuing story.
.
Many "Darreners" did not know Amy and have never had the chance to do so.
.
She, her family, and we were all robbed by an accident, not a deliberate act, but what made it criminal was what followed.
.
The name, nationality, colour or religion of the culprit is totally irrelevant, only his actions (or inactions) matter.
.
In all the years of following this story I have never yet found (correct me if I am wrong, please) a single comment from anyone saying what the writer would do IF they were the driver of the vehicle.
.
I know that this message is of very little comfort to Amy's family, but I believe that they are more interested in justice than (a misplaced?) revenge.
.
Anyway, for my own point of view, he should have been sentenced to about 10 years for causing a death while in charge of a lethal weapon (the car), plus other sentences to run consecutively for all the other offences related, say 8-10 years.
So he accidentally came to this country,and accidentally drove without insurance and licence etc?Define accident pls,as from where i am sitting this parasitic pond dwelling piece of scum killed Amy as in murdered her with a lethal weapon weighing around a ton plus.
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Here is a comment that you say no one has answered,what would we do if we were driving the car?We wouldn't be,simple as that,and,that is probably the reason why you have not found quotes in all the years you have followed this story..
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Nice of you to sentence the pond dwelling scum for years,now,would you write this dribble if it was your daughter?
[quote][p][bold]Ian K[/bold] wrote: Sorry for asking, but why is this page not flagged as being relevant to Darwen? This is not the first time that this has happened to this continuing story. . Many "Darreners" did not know Amy and have never had the chance to do so. . She, her family, and we were all robbed by an accident, not a deliberate act, but what made it criminal was what followed. . The name, nationality, colour or religion of the culprit is totally irrelevant, only his actions (or inactions) matter. . In all the years of following this story I have never yet found (correct me if I am wrong, please) a single comment from anyone saying what the writer would do IF they were the driver of the vehicle. . I know that this message is of very little comfort to Amy's family, but I believe that they are more interested in justice than (a misplaced?) revenge. . Anyway, for my own point of view, he should have been sentenced to about 10 years for causing a death while in charge of a lethal weapon (the car), plus other sentences to run consecutively for all the other offences related, say 8-10 years.[/p][/quote]So he accidentally came to this country,and accidentally drove without insurance and licence etc?Define accident pls,as from where i am sitting this parasitic pond dwelling piece of scum killed Amy as in murdered her with a lethal weapon weighing around a ton plus. . Here is a comment that you say no one has answered,what would we do if we were driving the car?We wouldn't be,simple as that,and,that is probably the reason why you have not found quotes in all the years you have followed this story.. . Nice of you to sentence the pond dwelling scum for years,now,would you write this dribble if it was your daughter? nice person
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1:59am Sat 14 Apr 12

nice person says...

nice person wrote:
Ian K wrote:
Sorry for asking, but why is this page not flagged as being relevant to Darwen? This is not the first time that this has happened to this continuing story.
.
Many "Darreners" did not know Amy and have never had the chance to do so.
.
She, her family, and we were all robbed by an accident, not a deliberate act, but what made it criminal was what followed.
.
The name, nationality, colour or religion of the culprit is totally irrelevant, only his actions (or inactions) matter.
.
In all the years of following this story I have never yet found (correct me if I am wrong, please) a single comment from anyone saying what the writer would do IF they were the driver of the vehicle.
.
I know that this message is of very little comfort to Amy's family, but I believe that they are more interested in justice than (a misplaced?) revenge.
.
Anyway, for my own point of view, he should have been sentenced to about 10 years for causing a death while in charge of a lethal weapon (the car), plus other sentences to run consecutively for all the other offences related, say 8-10 years.
So he accidentally came to this country,and accidentally drove without insurance and licence etc?Define accident pls,as from where i am sitting this parasitic pond dwelling piece of scum killed Amy as in murdered her with a lethal weapon weighing around a ton plus.
.
Here is a comment that you say no one has answered,what would we do if we were driving the car?We wouldn't be,simple as that,and,that is probably the reason why you have not found quotes in all the years you have followed this story..
.
Nice of you to sentence the pond dwelling scum for years,now,would you write this dribble if it was your daughter?
If he was over in his own country Amy would still be here.
[quote][p][bold]nice person[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ian K[/bold] wrote: Sorry for asking, but why is this page not flagged as being relevant to Darwen? This is not the first time that this has happened to this continuing story. . Many "Darreners" did not know Amy and have never had the chance to do so. . She, her family, and we were all robbed by an accident, not a deliberate act, but what made it criminal was what followed. . The name, nationality, colour or religion of the culprit is totally irrelevant, only his actions (or inactions) matter. . In all the years of following this story I have never yet found (correct me if I am wrong, please) a single comment from anyone saying what the writer would do IF they were the driver of the vehicle. . I know that this message is of very little comfort to Amy's family, but I believe that they are more interested in justice than (a misplaced?) revenge. . Anyway, for my own point of view, he should have been sentenced to about 10 years for causing a death while in charge of a lethal weapon (the car), plus other sentences to run consecutively for all the other offences related, say 8-10 years.[/p][/quote]So he accidentally came to this country,and accidentally drove without insurance and licence etc?Define accident pls,as from where i am sitting this parasitic pond dwelling piece of scum killed Amy as in murdered her with a lethal weapon weighing around a ton plus. . Here is a comment that you say no one has answered,what would we do if we were driving the car?We wouldn't be,simple as that,and,that is probably the reason why you have not found quotes in all the years you have followed this story.. . Nice of you to sentence the pond dwelling scum for years,now,would you write this dribble if it was your daughter?[/p][/quote]If he was over in his own country Amy would still be here. nice person
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10:37am Sat 14 Apr 12

Lancs - pensioner says...

Ian K wrote:
Sorry for asking, but why is this page not flagged as being relevant to Darwen? This is not the first time that this has happened to this continuing story. . Many "Darreners" did not know Amy and have never had the chance to do so. . She, her family, and we were all robbed by an accident, not a deliberate act, but what made it criminal was what followed. . The name, nationality, colour or religion of the culprit is totally irrelevant, only his actions (or inactions) matter. . In all the years of following this story I have never yet found (correct me if I am wrong, please) a single comment from anyone saying what the writer would do IF they were the driver of the vehicle. . I know that this message is of very little comfort to Amy's family, but I believe that they are more interested in justice than (a misplaced?) revenge. . Anyway, for my own point of view, he should have been sentenced to about 10 years for causing a death while in charge of a lethal weapon (the car), plus other sentences to run consecutively for all the other offences related, say 8-10 years.
I just about agree with your last paragraph but you missed some after the offenders comes out, DEPORT THEM!! You also what made it criminal was what followed, I disagree, what made it criminal was before Amy was murdered this guy was an illegal immigrant, if he was not here in the first place Amy would still be with us today!
[quote][p][bold]Ian K[/bold] wrote: Sorry for asking, but why is this page not flagged as being relevant to Darwen? This is not the first time that this has happened to this continuing story. . Many "Darreners" did not know Amy and have never had the chance to do so. . She, her family, and we were all robbed by an accident, not a deliberate act, but what made it criminal was what followed. . The name, nationality, colour or religion of the culprit is totally irrelevant, only his actions (or inactions) matter. . In all the years of following this story I have never yet found (correct me if I am wrong, please) a single comment from anyone saying what the writer would do IF they were the driver of the vehicle. . I know that this message is of very little comfort to Amy's family, but I believe that they are more interested in justice than (a misplaced?) revenge. . Anyway, for my own point of view, he should have been sentenced to about 10 years for causing a death while in charge of a lethal weapon (the car), plus other sentences to run consecutively for all the other offences related, say 8-10 years.[/p][/quote]I just about agree with your last paragraph but you missed some after the offenders comes out, DEPORT THEM!! You also what made it criminal was what followed, I disagree, what made it criminal was before Amy was murdered this guy was an illegal immigrant, if he was not here in the first place Amy would still be with us today! Lancs - pensioner
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