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UK HOME OFFICE’S NEW VISA ALGORITHM UNDER FIRE


UK HOME OFFICE’S NEW VISA ALGORITHM UNDER FIRE

 

Solicitors advised software can discriminate against applicants built on religion, nationality or race




The UK Home Office has been operating a private algorithm to administer visa applications, which immigration specialists caution could be favoring against some applicants on the basis of religion, race, nationality and age.

 

The UK Home Office’s “streaming tool” — which is utilized for all visa requests which includes work, study, and visitor visas— categorizes applications as red, amber or green according to their level of threat.

 

These are escalated to caseworkers for additional administering.

 

The UK Home Office has declined to present any information about the aspects exercised to evaluate danger, or how often the algorithm is revised, because it worries this could foster sham applications.





The UK Home Office has not made public any facts about the use of the software’s algorithm, which only came to the notice of immigration specialists when a bunch of solicitors were shown the streaming procedure during a recent visit to Sheffield Visa Processing Centre.

 

The UK Home Office approved that the algorithm was being operated to make certain visas were being “handled as professionally as possible”, and made sure that human caseworkers always verified the streamed applications to make sure they encountered the “obligations of the immigration rules”.

 

Nevertheless, a spokesperson from UK Home Office refused to respond to any queries about how the algorithm works, declaring only that it fulfils with equalities statute and does not process “on the foundation of race”.

 

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