“This is the biggest extension of Theresa May’s plans to create a ‘hostile environment’ for illegal immigrants in Britain,” the British daily said in an exclusive report.
The scrutiny will start from January 2018.
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The Home Office believes that there are around 6,000 visa overstayers, failed asylum seekers and foreign national offenders facing deportation in the first year of the checks.
The checks are to be carried out quarterly, the report added.
“The accounts of those identified will be closed down or frozen to make it harder for them to establish or maintain a settled life in the UK,” it added.
Banks have been told to adopt a default position of telling customers to take up the matter with the Home Office if a mistake has been made, even if
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