Green was in Plymouth for the purpose 25th August 2011: The UK Border Agency has come up with new offices for the South West.
For the purpose of officially opening the UKBA’s new offices, Immigration Minister Damian Green was in Plymouth for the South West.
The development is significant as 153 illegal immigrants were deported by the Plymouth office between January and the end of June.
In fact, the team based at West Point conducts on an average more than 25 raids every month targeting illegal immigrants across the two counties.
Civil penalty notices amounting to more than £300,000 have also been handed out to 54 businesses in the region caught employing illegal workers in the first seven months of this year.
Green also interacted with some of the officers patrolling the coastline of Devon and Cornwall for targeting drug smugglers.
Green also praised the work done in the South West, after sailing around Plymouth Sound on one of the agency’s boats.
He said the teams based in Plymouth have been very successful in tracking down people who should not be in the UK.
In an attempt to reduce net migration to the UK, the government has changed the student visa system and introduced a new annual limit on work entry routes.
Keeping Britain’s border secure is a top priority for this government.