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Illegal Immigrants

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidelines Immigration and Nationality Directorate enforcement officials are given on how to deal with (a) confirmed and (b) unconfirmed illegal individuals when carrying out (i) raids and (ii) searches. (135839)

Officers undertake intelligence led operational visits and searches to detain and remove persons who no longer have the right to remain in the UK and do so in line with operational policy and guidance. Guidelines for enforcement officers is contained in the Operational Enforcement Manual which can be found via the internet at:

www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk>law and policy> Operational Enforcement Manual.