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UK: PM Sunak joins raid campaign against illegal immigrants, 105 people from 20 countries arrested

Pankaj Prasad
UK PM Rishi Sunak
UK PM Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak, wearing a bulletproof vest, walked past Immigration Enforcement officers in Brent (North London) earlier this week and took part in an action to watch the officers work.

Britain's Home Department enforcement officers have raided illegal immigrants. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak also participated in this raid. In the nationwide search operation, 105 foreign nationals from 20 countries have been arrested. Sunak, wearing a bulletproof vest, walked among immigration enforcement officers in Brent (north London) earlier this week and took part in an action to watch the officers work.

Government's priority to act on illegal immigrants before general elections

British Indian leader Sunak has made cracking down on illegal immigrants one of his government's top priorities ahead of next year's general election. The country's Interior Minister Suella Braverman said, 'Illegals harm our people, honest workers are cheated out of employment and the public treasury is cheated by non-payment of taxes.'

We are determined to deal with violations of our laws: Braverman

Indian-origin UK leader Braverman said, as the Prime Minister has said, we are determined to deal with violations of our laws and borders. We know that black market employment in the UK is a significant attraction for migrants making dangerous and illegal journeys. Today's campaign sends a clear message that we will not stand by this.

105 foreign nationals arrested from illegal establishments

Immigration enforcement officers raided illegal establishments in Britain during Thursday's operation. Authorities raided 159 locations and arrested 105 foreign nationals. The arrests were made at commercial premises including restaurants, car washes, nail bars, barbershops and convenience stores. Suspects have been arrested for offenses including operating illegally and possessing false documents, cash was also seized in some places.

Enforcement teams working 24 hours a day to stop immigration

Eddie Montgomery, Director of Enforcement, Compliance and Crime at the Home Office, said: “The results show the dedication and professionalism of our officers in cracking down on immigration offenders as well as non-compliant employers. Our enforcement teams are working around the clock to help stop immigration and protect the public.