In a raid conducted by immigration officers, two illegal workers have been arrested in a Doncaster restaurant. This enforcement operation was a part of a bid by the UK Border Agency to crackdown issues such as illegal working, bogus colleges, sham marriages as well as organized immigration crime.
The immigration officers visited the Tara Lounge Restaurant located on the High Road at Warmsworth based on reports by intelligence. The officers went in to question the staff and to ensure that the people had the legal status to live and work in Britain.
The above was followed by conducting checks of all the employees on the site itself during the visit. Here, two Bangladeshi nationals were among those working illegally. One was 42 years old who had overstayed his visa. The other was 30 years of age and had come to the nation illegally. As of now, arrangements are being made for their deportation.
A civil penalty notice was given to the employer for employing illegal migrants. Incase, the business is not able to demonstrate that it did conduct a pre-employment check on these migrants, a fine as high as £10,000 per worker has to be paid by the employer. This would make it for £20,000 in total.
According to UK Immigration Minister, Damian Green, the government of the nation has deputed the UK Border Agency for conducting an enforcement activity throughout the summer. He said that the nation is completely determined to bring about an environment which is hostile and makes it tough for the illegal migrants to come, live and work illegally in the nation.