Illegal working migrants in Britain to face six months jail

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Illegal workers in Britain can face up to six months jail as part of the government's new immigration crackdown.

The government has announced new measures according to which the illegal migrants found working in Britain will face jail and have their earnings seized.

The government has been setting up new measures to avoid migrant attempts to reach Britain via the Channel Tunnel in France and is completely under pressure to show that it is acting to deal with the crisis.

Natacha Bouchart, mayor of the Northern Frenchport city of Calais where thousands of migrants stay with a hope to cross into Britain said that Britain's generous welfare system and lax identity controls make it a magnet for illegal migrants.

"Anyone who thinks the UK is a soft touch should be in no doubt, if you are here illegally, we will take action to stop you from working, renting a flat, opening a bank account or driving a car", Immigration Minister James Brokenshire said.

The government mentioned that it would introduce legislation when parliament returns from its summer break in September that will probably bring in a new offence of illegal working, carrying a jail term of up to 6 months, wages earned will be seized.

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