The United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA) has detained at least 10 Bangladeshis for illegal immigration. The UKBA has been routinely carrying out raids in various cities over the past month, which led to the detentions.
Both the undocumented immigrants and their employers are now facing legal actions including deportation and fines.
On November 24, a 20-year-old Bangladeshi was arrested from the Rupali restaurant in Coventry.
Four other Bangladeshis were detained from the Haweli Wargrave in Maidenhead. The restaurant was shut down due to its past history of not complying with immigration and employment laws. The Home Office fined the office £90,000, of which £84,000 remains unpaid.
This past week, another Bangladeshi was detained from a slaughterhouse in Forest Gate, London. Five more were detained from the Curry Nights restaurant at Maldon.
The UK immigration office has been judiciously carrying out raids all over the United Kingdom to expel illegal immigrants.
This article was first published on Bangla Tribune