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Rainham immigration offender removed from the UK
23 October 2012
An immigration offender has been removed from the UK after a UK Border Agency raid in Rainham.
Acting on information received UK Border Agency officers went to Raj Rani, High Street on 12 October 2012.
Immigration checks were made on staff and 2 men, aged 21 and 30, from Bangladesh were found to be in the UK illegally having failed to leave the country after their visas expired. The 2 were arrested and placed in detention.
The 21-year-old was removed from the country on 21 October 2012. The 30 year-old remains in detention pending his removal from the UK.
The Raj Rani has been handed a penalty notice for employing illegal workers. To avoid a fine of up to £20,000 the employers must provide evidence that the correct pre-employment checks were made on the men, such as seeing a passport or Home Office document.
Jackie Fowler, head of the agency's local immigration team in Kent said:
'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.'
Every year, the UK Border Agency imposes civil penalties on hundreds of companies which fail to carry out legally-required checks on their staff.
The UK Border Agency provides support to employers so they can understand the rules, including visits by staff, a dedicated telephone helpline and website.