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Eckington: A restaurant in Eckington would have to face a gigantic fine of up to £10,000 for employing an undocumented worker during a raid conducted by the officials of the UK Border Agency. Reports say that the process was part of an ongoing attempt to weed out illegal immigrants, applicants indulged in fake marriages for the purpose of immigration, bogus students and institutions and organized immigration scams on a national level.
Acting on the information received by sources, the officials marked a raid on Bilals Restaurant located on Market Street, cross-checking the genuineness of the workers and knowing their legal immigration status.
A worker of Bangladeshi origin, aged 27, was found employed as a waiter and was caught red-handed having no legal documents to work in the country and having entered the nation in an undocumented manner.
He was later released on immigration bail but has to mark his presence at the office of the UK Border Agency on a regular basis meanwhile the investigation is going on to deport him back to his homeland.
The restaurant faced an on-the-spot penalty note for employing an undocumented employee and is liable to pay a huge fine in return. It has now become mandatory for the restaurant to prove that it went for the right amount of pre-employment checks on its employees.
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OTTAWA: MP Ruby Dhalla continued speaking on the number of sham marriages and again raised her concern on the issue of fake marriages which happen for the purpose of immigration. The issue was taken into Parliament and she spoke on behalf of her constituents and those people from Canada who are the victims of the same.
In her recent actions, she conceded Order Paper questions and addressed them to the Immigration and Citizenship Department, enquiring about the actions to curb down sham marriages and what actions are taken in this direction.
She went on to say that the facet of sham marriages and knots tied for the purpose of gaining immigration status is increasing day by day. Thousands and thousands of nationals from Canada are being used as victims by their spouse only to gain entry in the country.
A majority of these victims include young woman who are lured by people, provided assurance that this marriage would give them all the happiness in the world, only to fool them for a sham marriage! They end up being just another medium to enter Canada.
Dr. Dhalla said that there should be certain measures to curb down the usage of innocent Canadians so that they are not used in the marriages of convenience. Also, people who report against these marriages or are victims to these are never informed back on the current status
But the response from the department was too general, and NOT based on actual facts or statistics. Dr. Dhalla stated that there are flaws in the immigration system of the nation itself.
Entering into a nation through fake marriage is a crime. This crime is still being committed despite the issue being addressed three years back. This is as per the official documents.
An investigation was ordered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada in February 2007. This investigation looked into the high rate of potential fraud cases which were catering to possibility of convenience marriages. This was extensively happening in the Punjab state of India. This is as per the internal documents brought out by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. The information was brought out through the Access to Information Act.
Complaints were being reported to CIC against people who were marrying foreigners and had paid to them so that they could enter the nation. This arrangement was till they entered the country and leave the marriage once they were safe in the nation. Of these, some of the spouses were found to have left the marriage immediately as they had landed in the country.
The investigation revealed connections to human smuggling, sex trade, embezzlement as well as narcotics trafficking to name a few. The investigation report had clearly stated for a crackdown on these activities and the people involved. However, three years have passed but nothing seems to have changed.
According to Jason Kenney, the Immigration Minister, the doors of the nation would be open to legitimate spouses and partners. At the same time, it would be ensured that the laws are not broken and the local people are not exploited.
Thousands of women are trafficked to other countries with the sole motto of securing visas for people whom they called their so-called husband!!! They not only enter the world of fake immigration but go on to join hands with crime and sometimes brothel world. This is the things of extreme limits. Let us talk about the initial stage first – Sham marriage! And why are they done for?
Also known as marriage of convenience, these sham marriages or the fake marriages and meant for deceiving the immigration officials and blindfolding them to get immigration rights in one’s favor! After the motto is fulfilled, the couple often divorce, parting ways from each other.
Some couples get involve in sham marriages to create a secured envelop around them so that no one blames them or suspect them for homosexuality. This is an altogether angle to the facet of sham marriage! Here we are talking about marriage done for the purpose of getting visa.
The girls get sham marriage offers from men who want to get visas on the basis of their marital status. Their cost of arrival, stay and departure are normally financed by the person who is intending to get visa. The girls are promised every luxury and fulfillment of wishes at every step, but hardly has it happened! Sometimes the girls are pushed into the profession of prostitution and sexually abused at every step. After the fulfillment of the purpose, these women are thrown like trashes!
Best advice is to hire an immigration consultant and go with legal immigration processes.
The United Kingdom is so much concerned about immigration deceptions, like sham marriages, practiced by people in order to enter or become permanent residents of the nation that the nation has come up with new measures to prevent such practices across the nation. The UK Border Agency is providing training to a number of clerics on how to identify fake marriages that usually take place in Churches. Recently, a dozen of Church of England clerics were being provided with the training so that can spot fraudulent marriages, which will help the UKBA in preventing, thereby discarding such illegal practices from the nation.
The training session, which run for half day was utilized in giving tips to the clerics how to determine whether a wedding is genuine or not by the UKBA immigration officials. Most common sign of a sham marriage is that one of the couple is usually from outside the European Union nations, who is marrying the other person who is from the Europe. This combination often gives the outsider the right to stay in the United Kingdom, which also carries the right to work there, as well as claim various benefits.
The clerics of the particular England church called Diocese of Chelmsford were also given information and ideas how to identify false marriage documents, as well as other credentials. The information provided by specialist UK Border Agency’s forgery officials. Along with the training session, UK Border Agency has also been carrying out many different operations to prevent sham marriages in the United Kingdom.
This couple came at Sheffield Town Hall to marry each other. Rather, they ended up being the target of the arrest which was planned by the local police to detect a sham marriage scam. The man, a Pakistani by birth and aged 29 wanted to tie the knot with a Slovakian woman, aged 35. She lives in Darnall on a legal basis. But both faced arrest as they are accused of having connections with exploiting the immigration related laws.
Reports say that it was planned marriage, the sole purpose of which is to provide immigration status to the husband. Speculations are that the main motto was the intention to keep the Pakistani national for long term in Britain.
In addition to these arrests, five other people were also taken into custody as they have been speculated to have been a part of the wedding ceremony. It has been believed that they hold involvement in the scam marriage.
Scam marriages are very common in various countries. It was not long back when 5 people were taken into custody regarding the matter of sham marriage. They revealed that women are provided with a healthy pay of £12,000and asked to show their participation in the sham marriage. This was relevant for Nigerian men who intend to settle down in the UK and get indulge in all kinds of fake marriages for fulfilling their purposes.
People who were taken into custody were driven into police vans from the city centre. The issue of illegal immigration and sham marriage are becoming an issue of serious concern in all the countries. These cases only strengthen this aspect even further.
Neville Sprague, a chief immigration officer complained about his senior officers for ignoring the issues related to fake marriages and also discouraging him to do the same. There are so many illegal immigrants who successfully achieve to stay in Britain illegally through fake marriages.
Neville was trying to investigate the case of fake marriages but he was forced by his bosses to stay away from it. To stay in Britain, illegal immigrants apply for ‘spouse’ visas and with the help of fake marriages; they manage to get the visa. Such undocumented immigrants then freely enjoy the various facilities such as healthcare, education and other benefits which come with spouse visas.
It is really surprising to know that when Neville expressed his desire to investigate such cases, instead of being supported by his department, he was sacked from his job. One of the former police officer informed that the reason he was sacked was that he was insisting on investigating those cases which the department did not want him to be investigate.
In his statement told to the press, Neville said that he had enough evidence with himself in those cases which he was investigating but his senior officers did not supported him at all. Illegal immigration through fake marriages has increased up to fifty percent since the Law Lords toughen the Home Office marriage rules. Despite this, poor officer had to struggle to draw the attention of his senior officials towards this thing.