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In 2010, 16,500 people removed directly from removal centres


Enforcement results in 1,400 arrests, 330 prosecutions.

2nd June 2011:
In 2010, as many as 16,500 people were removed from the UK directly from the removal centres.
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The UK Border Agency claims: The government has already launched two nationwide enforcement campaigns and the UK Border Agency’s enforcement activity has resulted in 1,400 arrests and 330 prosecutions.

Immigration Minister Damian Green says: "A tough system of enforcement and removal is one of the cornerstones of our reformed immigration system….

"Let the message be clear, the UK is no longer an easy touch for illegal immigrants. We are reforming the system to make it more effective to ensure those with no right to be here are removed."
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The assertion came soon after , a new immigration removal centre, Morton Hall, was officially opened by Immigration Minister Damian Green

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At any given time, UKBA can hold up to 3,400 people in detention

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