August 28, 2010

Britain moves against illegal immigrants

BRITAIN HAS stepped up its campaign against illegal immigrants and already two Jamaicans have been nabbed as the UK Border Agency embark on a nationwide prowl.

Damian Green, the country's immigration minister, has said illegal immigrants are a burden to his country. He says his government is committed to getting rid of them.

"The Government has tasked the UK Border Agency with carrying out an intense period of enforcement activity over the summer. We are determined to make it harder than ever for illegal immigrants to come to the UK," Green said.

UK Border Agency officers arrested two Jamaican men - aged 26 and 44 - when they visited Hylands Park, England, on 18, 19 and 20 August. Both men had overstayed their visas. The Jamaicans, and the man from Burma, were caught working illegally on food stalls on the site.

"Illegal immigration puts pressure on public services, local communities and legitimate businesses at a time when this country cannot afford it," Green said.

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