Backlash over immigrant advert

Human rights group Liberty has hit back at the government's scheme to encourage overstaying migrants to "go home" with its own alternative spin on the message. Home Office ads were carried by vans in six London boroughs.

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'Making it difficult' for illegal immigrants to stay in UK

Immigration minister Mark Harper has said that a new scheme in which illegal immigrants can voluntarily come forward, would help to prevent unlawful working and reduce the burden on public services caused by illegal migration. Mr Harper said:

We are making it more difficult for people to live and work in the UK illegally.

But there is an alternative to being led away in handcuffs. Help and advice can be provided to those who cooperate and return home voluntarily.

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