Vans with giant billboards featuring the slogan “go home or face arrest” will be driven around London this week in an attempt to persuade illegal immigrants to leave the country.
The Home Office pilot scheme will also see the message also displayed in leaflets, posters and messages in local newspapers.
Over the next week, two vans will be driven around Hounslow, Barking & Dagenham, Ealing, Barnet, Brent and Redbridge and will show residents how many illegal migrants have recently been arrested in their area.
Immigration Minister Mark Harper said: “We are making it more difficult for people to live and work in the UK illegally. Every single day our enforcement officers are arresting, detaining and removing people with no right to be in the UK.