July 5 (UPI) — Undocumented immigrants who may have escaped the June 14 fire in London’s Grenfell Tower have been granted a one-year amnesty, the British government announced Wednesday.
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Officials speculate that some immigrants may have been illegally subletting in the 24-story tower and are hesitant to cooperate with authorities investigating the fire, which led to at least 80 deaths, Sky News reportedSunday.
Those subletting the apartments will not face prosecution or deportation, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said.
Javid, a cabinet minister, said that “supporting those affected by the tragic events at Grenfell Tower has been the absolute priority of the government. That includes making sure that loved ones still missing are
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