Immigration Officers “Unfairly” Targeting Restaurants

Earlier this month it was suggested that Asian restaurants were being unfairly targeted by immigration officials.

During a House of Commons meeting, Asian restaurant owners suggested that the industry sector was being deliberately targeted by immigration officials during peak periods, such as Friday and Saturday nights, with the raids scaring customers and causing business owners to lose money.

However, despite the concerns and suggestions raised by those within the industry sector, a Home Office spokesperson stated that enforcement visits conducted by immigration officers were intelligence-led and timed to maximise their effectiveness.

The spokesperson added that as a result of the 7,800 immigration raids conducted last year, in excess of 7,000 arrests were made; whilst the Home Office Minister stated that the government would continue to take tough enforcement action in relation to immigration.

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