Immigration officers visited a property in Shapwick Road at 6.50am to question three people to check if they had the right to be in the UK. A 30 year-old Chinese man and a 48 year-old Malaysian man were both found to have overstayed their visas.
A 38 year-old Chinese man had entered the country illegally. All three have been detained pending removal from the country.
These arrests will act as a stark warning to anyone in Dorset who is in the UK illegally. We will catch up with you and you will face arrest, detention and removal from the country. I would urge members of the public with detailed information about suspected immigration abuse to get in touch.
– Carla Johnson, head of the South Central Home Office Immigration Enforcement team
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.