Arrests: Foreign Nationals

Home Office written question – answered on 11th February 2015.

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Photo of Philip Hollobone Philip Hollobone Conservative, Kettering

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of foreign national arrests under Operation Nexus were made up of each of the top three nationalities involved in the last year for which figures are available.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

Holding answer received on 09 February 2015

Following arrest on criminal offence grounds, checks are carried out by Immigration Officers from Operation Nexus to establish nationality and possible immigration interest . Therefore no individuals are arrested solely under Operation Nexus.

Operation Nexus officers will work with Police to carry out nationality and status checks, and to establish immigration history. Where appropriate and in parallel immigration interventions are applied. This may include detention, further investigation, revocation of current leave or removal at the conclusion of criminal sentencing served.

The top 3 nationalities encountered and processed in this manner during 2014 by Operation Nexus Officers were:

1. India 16.8%

2. Pakistan 10.1%

3. Nigeria 9.4%

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