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UK to send cellphone messages to illegal immigrants
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 03/09/2007

As part of a strategy encourage illegal immigrants to leave Britain, the government will begin sending out text messages to warn them they are overstaying their welcome.

Home Secretary John Reid launched the new enforcement strategy designed stop people overstaying their visas.

Besides the text message campaign, the measures include a "watch list" of illegal immigrants to alert government agencies if someone applies for services to which they are not entitled and workplace enforcement teams to track down employers with illegal immigrants on staff.