UK to crackdown on illegal immigrant workers

August 25, 2015

UK to enforce a new law that illegal immigrants working in Britain and Wales will have to face jail for up to 6 months, the proposal to include in the coming immigration bill to be introduced in parliament this year.

The bill will also have the measures against the restaurant outlets and off-licenses, if found they have employed the illegal immigrants and they could lose their licenses. And the officials have been considering extending this provision on cab drivers and operators.

The UK government has been introducing a slew of reforms and immigration announcements from the summer, and this is the latest one among them.

"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," immigration minister James Brokenshire said in a statement.

With this law in force government assumes it would be easy to prosecute the employers who are intentionally employing the illegal immigrants.

This move had come after Britain PM David Cameroon failed to cut the immigration levels during his previous election term, and is expecting to renew the cut down task with the migration statistics official release on Thursday.

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