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27
May

Further Changes To Immigration Laws

Following the Queen’s Speech today, the government has published a policy paper setting out further immigration reforms aimed at tightening UK immigration control and rules.

Proposed changes include:

  • introduction of a criminal offence of illegal working, with the consequence that wages paid to migrants working in the UK illegally will be seized as proceeds of crime
  • creation of a new enforcement agency with the aim of cracking down on the exploitation of migrants.
  • introduction of a new offence directed at employment agencies who recruit solely from abroad without advertising jobs in Britain and in English
  • extension of the ‘deport first, appeal later’ provisions already in force in cases involving migrants convicted of criminal offences in the UK, to non-criminal cases.