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Tuesday, 13 November 2007

A cell awaits for Jacqui Smith

Earlier this year the government brought forward new measures to deal with those who employ illegal immigrants. The Home Office website warns:
In 2008, new measures to help tackle illegal migrant working will come into force. These measures, contained in the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 (‘the 2006 Act’), include:
  • a system of civil financial penalties for employers who, through negligence, employ illegal migrant workers;
  • a new criminal offence for employers who knowingly use illegal migrant labour, carrying a maximum two year prison sentence and/or an unlimited fine;
  • and,a continuing responsibility for employers of migrant workers with limited leave to enter or remain in the UK to check their ongoing entitlement to work in the UK.
I trust the news that Jacqui Smith and her mandarins knew months ago that thousands of illegal immigrants were being employed by Whitehall as security guards will now result in several criminal prosecutions - including that of the Home Secretary. Or will it be another case of one law for us, and another law for them?



Prague said...

Thanks for this extra information.

hatfield girl said...

Is there a profile of these security guards: average age, recruitment source, country of provenance, qualifications, gender (dare it be said), previous employment history, that sort of thing? It might be imagined that servicemen who had now left the forces would be the main recruits to these kinds of posts, but clearly not. So who are they?

john miller said...

Thank you Raedwald. I have used this information as part of a comment on Mr Eugenides website. I wrote my first comment on his post about EU accounts and I realised I had made a reference to your post here, so I thought I would amplify it in a second post there. Clear as mud but I hope you gety my drift...