Number of immigration officers increased by 40%

Paul Wylie, head of Home Office immigration enforcement in London has said they are arresting more and more illegal immigrants every day as part of a new Home Office scheme urging immigrants to voluntarily leave the UK.

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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.