New legislation was introduced at the start of the year in the UK aimed at targeting up to 6000 illegal immigrants in the country. Banks are now mandated to close all accounts traced to illegal immigrants with a view to forcing them out of the country. The move comes just weeks after Border Force union officials claimed staff are so stretched they have “no way” of tracking down hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants working on the black market.
They panned the Government for effectively outsourcing immigration enforcement work to private companies and landlords who face fines unless they check whether tenants have a right to be in the country.
The Home Office take a new approach in dealing with the immigration issues affecting the UK
In a statement new Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes said: “These new measures are part of our commitment to make it more difficult for people with no right to live or work in the UK to remain here.”
She added: “This will not affect those who live in the UK legally but we must be firm with those who break the rules as illegal immigration impacts the whole of society.”
Campaigners last year panned the crackdown when the proposals first emerged.
Immigration Minister Caroline Noakes aims to take a firm approach with those who are found to be illegal in the UK as part of Theresa May’s policy to get rid of illegals in the country. Banks are now mandated to freeze any such account deemed to be owned by Illegals as stated in the new legislation.
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