Six boroughs part of illegal immigrant removal scheme

A pilot scheme that aims to encourage illegal migrants to leave the UK voluntarily has been launched by the Home Office in London today.

The six boroughs affected are:

  • Hounslow
  • Barking & Dagenham
  • Ealing
  • Barnet
  • Brent
  • Redbridge

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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.