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Around 10,000 undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) estimated to be living in the United Kingdom (UK) will seek the help of Philippine President, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, to take up their case with the British authorities.

In an open letter distributed to the media, Migrante UK urged Arroyo to raise the case, including the intensified crackdown on illegal overstaying OFWs when she visits the United Kingdom this week. 

Migrante chairperson Garry Martinez said the UK immigration authorities have stepped up their campaign to rid the country of undocumented workers, forcing many OFWs to live line “rats” while hiding from authorities.
UK government has recently imposed tough new civil penalties on £10,000 on employers for each illegal worker employed. 

The UK Border Agency has stepped up raids on employers mainly targeting factories, restaurants and car-wash establishments. 

Migrante called on President Arroyo to address the plight of more than 200,000 Filipinos in UK during her visit in London this week. 

The organisation will stage a protest on Friday, 18 September 2009 at the Riverbank Plaza Hotel at 3:15pm, where President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is scheduled to give a keynote speech. 

Yesterday Immigration Matters reported that the British Attorney General, Baroness Scotland, had employed an illegal immigrant as a housekeeper.

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