Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, Keith Vaz, made the comments amid the UK facing a refugee crisis, with immigration at a record high.

A Freedom of Information request by has shown the number of enforcement visits over sham marriages has surged from 204 in 2010 to 2,488 in 2014 – an increase of over 1,100 per cent over just four years.

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