Many people inUKgot wrong calls from a firm working for the UK Border Agency. They were announced that despite the fact they stayed legally in theUKthey would have to leave the country.
The UKBA contracted Capita for more information about the illegal immigrants in theUK, with the intent to clear their cases.
Unfortunately, the firm made a huge mistake and contacted a number of people who already gotUKpassports or valid visas. These people were warned to get in touch with the UKBA immediately because they were no longer permitted to stay and work in theUK.
Contractor Capita apologized and said that the error probably came because of outdated files and summoned all these people to contact the Home office of the UK Border Agency and give correct data.
Capita and UKBA received numerous complaints and warnings.
Many of the affected people did not have the chance to contact their lawyers because their messages were being sent out over the Christmas period. Another suggestion for a forthcoming problem was the fact that the delivery of the news may have been dismissed if sent via text message because many people receive them as spam messages and do not open them.
In fact, many of those who are really illegal immigrants did not receive such calls. However, critics claim that even if these had got warning calls this would not have frightened them and made them leave the country.
The UKBA came with the statement that it “will enforce the removal of anyone who refuses to go home voluntarily”.
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