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Weekly Immigration News Round up 20 September 09 | Immigration Matters

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Government Minister ’employed illegal worker’

This week the Daily Mail revealed that the United Kingdom Attorney General, Baroness Scotland, employed an illegal immigrant as a housekeeper.

Baroness Scotland, who is the Government’s chief legal adviser, employed 27-year old Tongan Loloahi Tapui for six months, the paper claimed.

However, a spokesman for the Minister said she had employed the woman “in good faith”, believing she was entitled to work in the UK. Ms Tapui has now been dismissed.

Employers are under a duty to verify the status of their employees and the UK Border Agency regularly dish out on-the-spot civil penalties of up to £10,000 to firms employing illegal immigrants ‘naming and shaming’ them on their website.

Knowingly taking on an illegal worker is a criminal offence punishable by a two-year prison sentence and an unlimited fine. FULL STORY…



Undocumented Filipino’s in UK seek GMA help

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. 

Illegal workers charged under Identity Card Act 

The UN Border Agency has announced that eight men have been charged with offences under the Identity Cards Act 2006 after being caught working illegally at the Media City site. 

UK Border Agency ‘cleans up’ arresting three illegal immigrants at car wash 

Three Lincolnshire based car washes were issued with on-the-spot penalty notices for employing illegal workers and could face fines of up to £10,000 unless bosses can prove the correct checks were carried out. 

Unfair visa rules split families say SNP 

The Scottish National Party (SNP) Scottish government is gearing up for an immigration row with the UK government, which control the borders, claiming that a new points-based system is acting “against Scotland’s interests”. 

Canadian Wife leaves UK under threat of deportation 

19-year-old Canadian, Rochelle Wallis, has become one of the first people to fall foul of the unintended consequences of ‘forced marriage’ immigration rules introduced last year.

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