According to an EU report
611,779 “non-active” EU migrants were living in Britain last year, up from 431,687 just six years ago. The total is equivalent to the population of Glasgow;
The number of EU migrants coming to Britain without a job increased by 73% in the three years to 2011;
The current annual cost to the NHS of “non-active” EU migrants is estimated at £1.5 billion (€1.8 billion)
Plus of course all the illegals working here
Immigration officers visited Café Crème, Broad Street, Oxford, and Mehfil, Market Square, Bicester, on Tuesday 8th October 2013. Individuals were questioned to check if they had the right to be in the UK.
At Café Crème, which was visited at 12:10, they arrested a 20-year-old Albanian man who had overstayed his visa.
Officers then moved on to Mehfil, which was visited at 13:30. There, they arrested two Bangladeshi men. One, aged 37, had overstayed his visa while the other, aged 47, had entered the country illegally. All three men were transferred to immigration detention pending removal from the country.
Officers visited two businesses Wednesday 9th October and carried out immigration checks.
At International Food Store on Oxton Road, Birkenhead, they arrested a 44-year-old Bangladeshi man for overstaying his visa and working illegally.
Later at Jimmy’s Grill Takeaway, Prescot Road, Liverpool, they arrested a 36-year-old Indian man for entering the country without leave and a 33-year-old Pakistani man for overstaying his visa. Neither of the men had the right to work in the UK. All the men remain in immigration detention pending removal from the country. At least they’re not getting bail.
An Egyptian man has been arrested in Belfast on suspicion of using a false identity to obtain money for asylum support and accommodation. Magdy Ahmad Rashed Ahmad, 37, was arrested by criminal investigation officers at an address in west Belfast on 9th October.
Ahmad appeared at Newtownards magistrates court on 10th October charged with identity and fraud offences. He was taken into custody and will next appear at the same court on 22nd October.
More Nigerians involved in sham marriages
I’m beginning to wonder if there are any Nigerians left in Nigeria considering how many get caught over here for fraud and sham marriages.
A sham marriage ‘fixer’ who was uncovered by two of his ‘clients’ has been jailed for 2½ years.
Taofik Amao, 50, of Stanfield Gardens, Dagenham, attempted to arrange a fake wedding between 27-year-old Dutch national Scheyecka Nowells, and Nigerian national Oluwaseun Olukokun, 31, of Stanmore Road, Birmingham, in October 2012.
Nowells and Olukokun were summoned for a marriage interview after they became suspicious that the relationship may not be genuine.
They were questioned and Nowells admitted that the intended marriage was a sham and claimed that the ‘fixers’ could be seen carrying her red suitcase at London Bridge station.
Amao and fellow suspect Akinwale Akinmade, 37, of Turner Avenue, Seven Sisters, London, were arrested at the station for conspiracy to help a non EU national to remain in the UK. Nowells and Olukokun were arrested for the same offence and, along with Akinmade, made statements accusing Amao as the main fixer. This was backed up by evidence gathered from his mobile phone and laptop computer.
Nowells, Olukokun and Akinmade pleaded guilty to the charges and were sentenced to 12 months, 18 months and 2 years respectively at Woolwich crown court on 1st February 2013.
Amao was charged with conspiracy to assist in a breach of immigration law on 20th February 2013 and was found guilty by a jury following a 10 day trial at the Old Bailey which finished on 12th September. He was sentenced to 2½ years on Thursday 10th October.