Illegal immigrants in Britain to face eviction

London, Aug 3 (IANS) Immigrants living in Britain illegally will face eviction from rental properties under new laws to be included in a new immigration bill, the media reported on Monday.

Landlords who fail to check the immigration status of tenants could be fined or imprisoned for up to five years under a new criminal offence to be included in the bill, BBC reported.

Communities Secretary Greg Clark said the government would crack down on “rogue landlords who make money out of illegal immigration”.

Measures will also be introduced to crack down on landlords who exploit vulnerable migrants by renting out unfit flats and houses.

“We will also require them to meet their basic responsibilities as landlords, cracking down on those who rent out dangerous, dirty and overcrowded properties,” Clark added.

Some 10,000 illegal immigrants continue to receive a taxpayer-funded allowance of 36 pounds ($56) a week, despite their applications having been rejected, because they are living in the country with their families.

Immigration Minister James Brokenshire said he wanted to “send out a very clear message to those who seek to exploit the system that Britain is not a soft touch on asylum”.

The proposals follow the British and French governments struggle to deal with a migrant crisis in Calais, where large numbers of people are making nightly bids to cross the Channel to reach Britain.

 

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here