2,000 illegal migrants return home after UK Border Agency campaign

Over 2,000 illegal migrants who had been living in London have returned in their countries after a UK Border Agency campaign to tackle visa abuse. In May 2012  Operation Mayapple was launched in order to tackle problems about  students and other migrants overstaying in the UK.

A meeting between Immigration Minister Damian Green and the local immigration team for Bexley, Greenwich, Lambeth and Southwark took place before a series of raids on Walworth Road and Atlantic Road in South London, during which three immigration offenders were detained.

Anyone who fails to leave before the expiry of his visa  will be banned from re-entering to the UK. Of the 2,000 London cases, a third were from India. A lot  of illegal migrants from Pakistan, Nigeria, China, Bangladesh and Brazil have also returned home as a result of the campaign.

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