UK government to send SMS to illegal residents

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March 7, 2007 14:37

Visitors about to overstay their welcome in Britain will get text messages on their mobile phones reminding them to renew their visas or leave the country, the government said Wednesday. The strategy is among measures put forward by Britain's Home Office to encourage illegal immigrants to leave the country. Others include denying social benefits to illegal immigrants and fining landlords who house them. The texts would be similar to messages sent by banks when an account is about to expire, a Home Office spokeswoman said, on condition of anonymity in line with department policy. She refused to elaborate on the exact message. "This is just about reminding legal immigrants to check when they need to renew their visas," she said.


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