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Immigration Bill

Part of Bills Presented – in the House of Commons at 6:02 pm on 13th October 2015.

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Photo of Suella Fernandes Suella Fernandes Conservative, Fareham 6:02 pm, 13th October 2015

I was involved in a professional capacity in cases of immigration detention and saw at first hand how limited the powers that were afforded to immigration officers and border control police were. They fell short of allowing them the appropriate powers to gather the evidence to justify a successful prosecution.

The facts were plain, but because of those limited powers, it was difficult to gather the evidence to justify litigation. I therefore welcome the increased investigation and enforcement powers for immigration officers.