Dating an illegal immigrant

22-Jun-2016 17:22

Immigration Minister James Brokenshire said: "Anyone who thinks the UK is a soft touch should be in no doubt - if you are here illegally, we will take action to stop you from working, renting a flat, opening a bank account or driving a car."As a one nation government we will continue to crack down on abuse and build an immigration system that works in the best interests of the British people and those who play by the rules."Illegal workers will face the prospect of a prison term and rogue employers could have their businesses closed, have their licences removed, or face prosecution if they continue to flout the law."The latest measures in the Government's new immigration bill follow an increase in raids on businesses suspected of hiring illegal workers.

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Since the mid-1990s, previous administrations have focused on removing immigrants with criminal convictions, regardless of whether they have legal residency.

It says the focus should shift to prioritise immigrants who have been charged with a crime, regardless of whether or not they have been convicted.

The memo recommends ICE agents should be granted greater powers to determine who should be deported and states that illegal immigrants are not eligible for rights under US privacy laws.

Officials are also considering whether to extend this power to minicab drivers and operators.

The tough new measures have been announced days before the release of the latest immigration figures on Thursday.

Since the mid-1990s, previous administrations have focused on removing immigrants with criminal convictions, regardless of whether they have legal residency.It says the focus should shift to prioritise immigrants who have been charged with a crime, regardless of whether or not they have been convicted.The memo recommends ICE agents should be granted greater powers to determine who should be deported and states that illegal immigrants are not eligible for rights under US privacy laws.Officials are also considering whether to extend this power to minicab drivers and operators.The tough new measures have been announced days before the release of the latest immigration figures on Thursday.Mr Trump has repeatedly indicated his determination to press on with his promised crackdown against illegal immigrants following his controversial travel ban, currently stayed by the courts.