It is not possible to accurately quantify the number of immigration offenders
in the UK as, by their very nature, those that deliberately evade immigration
control to enter and stay in the country illegally are not officially recorded
until they come to light and are arrested.
The Immigration Bill has provided new powers to implement exit checks, which
screen those who leave the UK to identify threats and persons of interest to
Border Force, immigration enforcement and other law enforcement bodies, and to
enable an appropriate response.
The Home Office continues to prevent abuse, pursue offenders and increase
compliance with immigration law—our immigration compliance and enforcement
teams across the UK target illegal migrants who have no right to live and work
in the community.
The Immigration Bill will stop migrants using public services to which they are
not entitled, reduce the factors which encourage people to come to the UK and
make it easier to remove people who should not be here.