…..just a normal day in today’s Britain.
Three Chinese men have been have been found working illegally at an Arbroath takeaway following an immigration enforcement operation. Officers along with Police Scotland visited Harbour City Hot Food in East Grimsby on Thursday 23rd May.
Checks on the immigration status of staff revealed three Chinese men aged 25, 38 and 51 who had no right to work in the UK. They were arrested and have all been detained pending their removal from the country.
In addition shed loads of dosh, over £25,000 in fact, was found in a bin concealed beneath rubbish and seized by Police Scotland under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
A Zimbabwean man who used a false identity to get a British passport has been jailed for 18 months, following an investigation by UKBA officers.
Francis Nyamhingura, 39, originally came to the UK in 2000 on a student visa, investigators were alerted when he applied for a British passport using the assumed name of Seth Benedict Erskine.
Nyamhingura was arrested at his address in north Belfast in September 2012 and officers discovered that he had also used the false identity to obtain a UK driving licence and jobseekers allowance. He was charged with 9 counts of possession of a false identity document.
At a hearing at Belfast Crown Court on Tuesday 28th May, he pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 18 months in prison.
A Pakistani man has been sentenced for attempting to cheat UK immigration rules by staging a sham marriage.
Muhammad Zafran, 28, was arrested when he attempted to marry a Polish woman at Dungannon Register Office on 17th October 2012 but the ceremony was stopped by officers before it could take place.
Zafran, who has been in custody since his arrest, pleaded guilty at a previous hearing, and at Dungannon Crown Court on Thursday 23rd May was sentenced to 16 months in jail for his part in the plot.
The would-be bride and another Polish woman who acted as a witness will appear at the same court at a later date.
A Chichester restaurant is facing a heavy fine after four illegal workers from Bangladesh were arrested following a raid by UKBA officers, that’s if they pay it.
Officers visited India Gate, Bognor Road, Merston, at 7.30pm on Thursday 23rd May, questioning individuals to check if they had the right to be in the UK.
Some of the staff tried to leg it from the restaurant but were prevented from doing so by the enforcement officers. Two, aged 24 and 26, had overstayed their visas while the other two, aged 55 and 57, had entered the country illegally. All four are in immigration detention pending removal from the UK or their disappearance to turn up somewhere else illegally working.
Six illegal workers have been arrested following a raid on a hair and beauty store in Dalston.
Officers visited Pak’s Hair and Cosmetics, Ridley Road, at 11.55am on Thursday 23rd May, questioning individuals to check if they had the right to be in the UK.
They arrested five men. Three Pakistani nationals aged 20, 31 and 37 were found to have overstayed their visas while a 30-year-old Indian and 27-year-old Pakistani were found to be working in breach of their visa conditions. Well their work place was called Pak’s.
Officers then arrested a 28-year-old Pakistani man who had also overstayed his visa at a nearby residential address on Ridley Road. He was not an employee.
All those arrested apart from the 31-year-old are in immigration detention pending removal from the UK. The 31-year-old has been placed on immigration bail while steps are taken to remove him. Oh for goodness sake why are illegals allowed free to go and work somewhere else!
People smuggling gang update
Two more people have been charged by officers investigating a suspected people smuggling gang.
The pair were arrested during a series of coordinated raids by officers and police officers from Kent Police on Wednesday 22nd May in London, Luton and Essex which I’ve already reported on.
Those now charged are:
– 41-year-old Dave Wisjen of Assen in Holland
– 51-year-old Gamalanathan Rasalingham (male) of Rayners Lane, Harrow
Both were charged with conspiring to facilitate illegal immigration and were expected to appear before Medway Magistrates on Thursday 23rd May.
Five people have now been bailed pending further enquiries and will be required to return to a police station on a date in July, yeah of course they will. They are:
– a 33-year-old woman arrested at an address in Luton
– a 33-year-old woman arrested at an address in East Ham
– a 24-year-old woman arrested at an address in Southend
– a 31-year-old man arrested at an address in Southend
– a 29-year-old woman arrested at an address in Southend
So much for Toff/Tories stopping benefits for immigrants
The EU is taking Britain to court over immigrants’ entitlement to benefits. The European Commission is convinced Britain is breaking EU rules by not allowing nationals from member states the same access to benefits as UK citizens.
Through applying an extra ‘right-to-reside’ test it is alleged that Britain could have prevented migrants working and living in the UK from claiming some benefits.
The Commission believes thousands of migrants could have missed out on benefits such as child tax credit through the allegedly discriminatory test.
Pretty gutless our governments seem to be in these modern days, quite happy to invade countries but won’t stand up to the EU and say if we don’t want to give benefits to immigrants we won’t.