A restaurant in Belfast is facing a potential fine of up to £20,000 after an illegal immigrant was found working in it.
In an intelligence led operation, Immigration Enforcement officers visited Havana Bank Square in Berry Street last Saturday.
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The business was served a referral notice in relation to a 22-year-old Albanian man who had entered the UK illegally. He is now in detention while steps are taken to remove him from the UK.
The notice warns that a financial penalty of up to £20,000 will be imposed unless the employers can demonstrate that appropriate right-to-work document checks were carried out, such as seeing a passport or Home Office document confirming permission to work.
Mike Golden from Immigration Enforcement said: “Those who use and exploit illegal workers face severe financial penalties. We are happy to work with businesses to ensure the right pre-employment checks are carried out, but those
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