Suspected illegal immigrants found at Bognor business

Home Office Immigration
Home Office Immigration

Immigration enforcement officers carried out a routine illegal working operation at a business in Bognor Regis yesterday (Friday, December 2).

A Home Office spokeswoman said two Vietnamese men, both aged 19, were found to have entered the UK illegally.

The operation was carried out at Elegant Nails in London Road, the Home Office added.

Richard Lederle, assistant director from the South East Immigration Enforcement team, said: “We are working hard to tackle illegal working and those who abuse the UK’s immigration system.

“Illegal working is not a victimless crime. It cheats the taxpayer, meaning less money is available for vital public services, undercuts honest employers and denies legitimate job seekers employment opportunities. It also exploits some of society’s most vulnerable people.

“We expect everyone here illegally to leave the UK voluntarily. For those who don’t the message is clear - we will find, detain and remove you.”

Elegant Nails was served a notice warning that a financial penalty of up to £20,000 will be imposed unless they can demonstrate that appropriate right to work document checks were carried out, such as seeing a passport or Home Office document confirming permission to work.

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