Tipoffs from public led to 750 illegal immigrant arrests in three months – Guardian


immig enforcementMore than 16,000 tipoffs from members of the public directly led to the arrests of 756 people last autumn as ministers tried to create a “really hostile environment for illegal immigrants” in Britain, according to official figures.

The Home Office admitted to MPs that the 16,000 “pieces of information” from the public about illegal activity received between October and December last year were of varying quality.

But the Commons home affairs committee was told that the tipoffs led to 756 “enforcement visit arrests”, which in turn resulted in 110 people subsequently being removed from Britain.

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