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United Kingdom Business is facing up to £20,000 for hiring two foreign nationals who not only had no authorization to work in the country but their stay was also illegal. The two men were detained during a raid on a restaurant and now waiting for their deportation.
United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA) officers raided a business Ming Hau Restaurant located on Cambridge Road in Ellesmere Port on June 22 and found two men of Chinese origin working illegally in the business. Officers detained both the men.
One of the two men entered country illegally and the other men overstayed his visa. Both men did not have the proper paper work that would have allowed them to work in United Kingdom.
The arrested illegal migrants are not being kept in the immigration detention and will be deported to their country of origin as soon as the arrangements have been made.
UKBA Operations Director Simon Cahill said, “We will not tolerate illegal working, which undercuts wages and can exploit vulnerable workers.”
Mr. Cahill further added, “The UK Border Agency is also targeting employers. We are happy to work with businesses and advise what checks need to be carried out on staff, but those who do break the law should know that they will face heavy fines.”
Businesses in UK can face civil penalties such as fines of up to £10,000 for hiring each illegal worker without conducting proper checks required to hire employees.
The Ming Hau restaurant employees who were arrested did not have right to work and thus may have to pay fine up to £10,000 per worker if found guilty of not carrying out the proper checks.
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