Part of the government’s problem with illegal immigration is home-grown – Border Force staff admitted, last December, that they were unable to cope due to “crippling staff shortages”.

Legislation to clamp down on illegal immigration in the UK is to be debated by MPs for the first time later.

The Immigration Bill proposes a new offence of illegal working, with the power for police to seize wages.

The bill would also deny illegal migrants access to banking and housing, and boost immigration officers’ powers.

The government says it want to stamp out abuse of the system, but Labour has branded the bill “disproportionate, divisive [and] deceitful”.

Source: MPs to debate illegal immigration clamp down plans – BBC News

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