Raids by UK Border Agency Discovered Illegal Workers in South London
1. A dozen illegal workers have been arrested at a series of halal butchers in south London. J and J Halal Butchers, Fresh for You, Islamabad and Zenith Halal Butchers were all raided by the UK Border Agency on the 16 August. The shop owners face a fine of £10,000 a worker, 9 men set to be deported following bail and a further 3 remaining in prison.
2. Working with the Metropolitan Police, the Border Agency checked the immigration status of staff at the four butchers’ shops and brought the men, 11 Pakistani, 1 Afghan national, to Sutton Police Station for questioning. Frances Beasley, leader of the UK Border Agency’s Croydon Local Immigration Team, said: “Any employer who takes on a foreign national without permission to work in the UK is undermining law-abiding businesses and faces a big fine. This successful operation shows that our officers will find immigration offenders wherever they are in Croydon.
3. Immigration Minister Damiën Green said: “The Government has tasked the UK Border Agency with carrying out an intense period of enforcement activity over the summer. We are determined to make it harder than ever for illegal immigrants to come to the UK. Illegal immigration puts pressure on public services, local communities and legitimate businesses at a time when this country cannot afford it.” So let him declare himself as an abstainer avoiding any complicity with disgusting and offensive trades in the godforsaken meat industry.