Have you seen the new Vauxhall advert, they proudly state they are not only supporting the England team but are supporting the nation. Unfortunately it seems one dealership has decided to take it one step further and have been supporting illegal workers.
On Saturday 24 September at 11:15, the Vauxhall dealership, Nash House, Sloper Rd, Cardiff was visited and two Nigerian men were found working illegally there.
A 41-year-old was found to have stayed in the UK after his visa expired, while a 30-year-old had entered the country illegally.
Then acting on information received, officers visited the Hand Car Wash, Mount Pleasant, Llanrumney, at 9am on Saturday 24 September and checked the immigration status of staff.
Two men from Iraq, aged 21 and 31, and two men from Iran, aged 19 and 26, were found to have no permission to work in the UK.
Officers then travelled to Abernant, near Aberdare, entering Park View Stores, on Park View Terrace, at 17:15.
A 36-year-old Indian man was found working in breach of the conditions of his student visa.
Finally, officers returned to Cardiff visiting Zero Plus Fish Bar on Cowbridge Road East at 20:45 where they found a man from Pakistan working behind the counter. Checks revealed that the 21-year-old was in the UK illegally after overstaying his visa.
Four of the eight illegal workers found in the raids are now in immigration detention awaiting deportation. Once again a stupid decision has been made and the four men from the Hand Car Wash have been placed on immigration bail so they can disappear and work illegally somewhere else.
Three illegal workers have been caught and more than £7,000 cash seized following a raid on a takeaway in Gloucester.
Acting on information received, officers visited Chopsticks, High Street, on Thursday 22 September and checked the immigration status of staff.
A 49-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman from China were found to have entered the UK illegally, while a 25-year-old Chinese man was found to be a failed asylum seeker who had not left the UK when his claim for protection was refused.
All three illegal workers have been placed on immigration bail and must report to a local police station while steps are taken to remove them from the UK. Oh for goodness sake they’re going to ‘Scapa Flow’ (go) aren’t they.
During a search of accommodation above the takeaway, officers discovered cash in two separate locations totalling more than £7,000.
It was seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act and at Bristol Magistrates Court on 26 September magistrates granted the UK Border Agency permission to detain the cash while further investigations are carried out.
Ah well, eleven job vacancies let’s hope the businesses employ people legally able to work this time.