1,500 operations against immigration offenders in Yorkshire, Humber in 2010
14th March 2011: More than 1,350 people were removed back to their home countries, as the UK Border Agency carried at least 1,500 operations targeting immigration offenders across the Yorkshire and the Humber region in 2010.
Heading the UK Border Agency’s local immigration team for West Yorkshire, Simon Walker said they carry out operations week in, week out, targeting rogue employers and immigration offenders.
‘We are sending a simple, clear message to people flouting the law – more raids are planned and you will be caught.
‘It is the legal responsibility of all employers to check that employees have the right to work in the UK and we are happy to provide help for people who want to play by the rules,’ Walker said.
The assertion came after a Bangladeshi and a Pakistani national were arrested for immigration offences, following an illegal working operation in the Castleford area.
The two were found working illegally at separate businesses visited by specially trained officers from the UK Border Agency conducting immigration checks on staff, the UKBA said.