Illegal workers deported
Two illegal immigrants have been deported
after they were caught working in Maidstone.
The men, aged 51 and 29, were employees
at Gurkha Restaurant in Week Street.
Officers from the Border Agency raided the business on Friday,
November 16, and arrested the duo for being in the country without
a valid visa.
The agency confirmed the workers were yesterday returned to
They had been detained since the operation was carried out.
The eatery could be fined up to £20,000 if the owners
cannot prove they conducted pre-employment checks, such as asking
to see a passport or a Home Office document.
Jackie Fowler, head of the Kent immigration team,
said: “Our message to people who are in the UK illegally is that
they must leave. As this case shows, we will take action to remove
those who break the law.
“Illegal working has a serious impact on
communities, taking jobs from those who are legally entitled to
work and undercutting law-abiding businesses.
"The UK Border Agency is determined to stamp
out the problem of illegal working and we want the public to
contact us if they have any information on businesses or people who
are flouting immigration law.”
Anyone who suspects that illegal workers are
being employed at a business in Kent can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01303
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