Published on Mar 18, 2012
Illegal immigrants travelling to the UK in search of a better life are finding it may not be the land of plenty they’d hoped for. Some spend all their money to get there, before finding themselves homeless and stuck in a complex legal system. Unable to work but unable to return home – as RT’s Ivor Bennett found out
Thousands of illegal immigrants who have volunteered to be deported from Britain have found themselves unable to return home. With the economic downturn leading to a lack of work, they have applied to be sent back to India. But Britain cannot deport them as many destroyed their identification documents when they entered the country and cannot prove their nationality. Chris Rogers found many are living rough.