It seems everybody is targeting Indians now, now Britain’s immigration officials have detained 38 Indians, including nine women, for breaching visa rules. These people are accused of overstaying their visas or working illegally.
They were arrested in a raid conducted in two clothing factories in the city of Leicester. The raid was organised by the UK Home Office Immigration Enforcement team at MK Clothing Ltd and Fashion Times UK Ltd in the city in the East Midlands region of England last week and held 38 Indians and one Afghan man.
Out of these 38 people, 31 had outstayed their visas, 7 had entered the country illegally and one was working in breach of their visa conditions. The officials took 19 people into detention and 20 were ordered to report regularly to the Home Office while their cases are dealt with.
Assistant director Alison Spowage from East Midlands Immigration Enforcement said,
“Using illegal labour is not victimless. It cheats the taxpayer, undercuts honest businesses and denies legitimate job seekers of employment opportunities. The penalties for businesses that do not play by the rules are rightly severe. This operation, one of the largest- scale my team has conducted, sends a clear message that we have the resources to tackle immigration abuse.”
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