I just posted this reply on the BBC website although I won't hold my breath for them to display it.
Dress immigration officials as Mickey Mouse but with a nice soft beret and a pink cravat. How much more approachable and soft could you get. Indeed people would be queuing up to be deported. Although their illusions might get a little shattered when "Mickey" has to restrain an unhappy deportee and possibly use some physical force. What a waste of time!
"I can't imagine many deportation officers wearing pink, with the training they've had. A soft grey, a khaki, a sand colour, a washed out French navy or a steely blue would be nice. Perhaps smiley badges too."