She's about to give birth to her first child but her husband won't be there because he's been denied access to the UK. Harrietta Alvarado, from Margate, met her husband Humberto in the United States. But the Home Office will not let him visit. Tom Savvides takes up the story.
The Immigration Minister is due to visit Border Force operations in Dover today. Mark Harper will be given a tour of the port. He will see officers conducting searches and looking for drugs concealed in a freight vehicle.
Three people who overstayed their visas have been removed from the UK after raids in Chatham and Cranbrook by the UK Border Agency. Acting on intelligence, officers visited an address in Cranbrook on 28th May. They found a woman from the Philippines who had not left the UK after her visa ran out.
The 30-year old was arrested and was then deported on 7th June. Two men from India, aged 26 and 28, were arrested in Chatham on 29th May and then deported on 5th June.
We gather intelligence about people who remain in the UK in breach of their visa conditions and we are taking action against those not entitled to be here.
We are determined to crack down on illegal immigrants and anyone found living or working here illegally is liable to be detained and removed."
– Karyn Dunning, head of UK Border Agency local immigration team for Kent
Anyone who suspects that illegal workers are being employed at a business in Kent or who has information about other immigration offenders can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 anonymously.