Illegal restaurant workers discovered in Buon Cibo Italian, Rickmansworth, removed from UK

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Two immigration offenders arrested at a Rickmansworth business have been removed from the UK.

Acting on intelligence, officers from Home Office immigration enforcement visited Buon Cibo Italian restaurant in Station Road shortly after 6pm on Friday, April 12.

Checks revealed that two members of staff - a woman aged 25 and a man aged 26, both from Brazil, had no permission to be in the UK. The woman had entered the UK illegally and the man had overstayed his visa.

Both were taken into immigration detention ahead of their removal from the UK.

It is the second time in three months that immigration offenders have been arrested at Buon Cibo. In January two Brazilian men who had overstayed their visas were detained by immigration officers. They have both since been returned to their home country.

The Home Office is currently considering whether the Buon Cibo will face penalties of up to £10,000 for each illegal worker caught in the two raids.

To avoid being fined, businesses must show that appropriate pre-employment checks were carried out on workers, such as seeing a passport or Home Office document.

Tom Leach, from Home Office immigration enforcement, said: "Teams across the country carry out raids like this on a daily basis. There is no hiding place for offenders and we will seek to remove anyone who we find to be in the UK illegally.

"I urge members of the public with information about suspected immigration abuse to get in touch."

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10:24am Sat 20 Apr 13

E.Coli says...

The owner of this restaurant must make a hugh profit on the food and drink they sell. To be able to pay up to £40000 in fines for employing Illegal restaurant workers.You would have though having been caught once they may have a few more checks when hiring staff.
The owner of this restaurant must make a hugh profit on the food and drink they sell. To be able to pay up to £40000 in fines for employing Illegal restaurant workers.You would have though having been caught once they may have a few more checks when hiring staff. E.Coli
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3:19pm Sat 20 Apr 13

Andrew Turpie says...

Talk about stuck between a rock and a hard place. Are business owners trained to spot fake documents as I'm certain the effort into forgery of documents to pull the wool over officials eyes has advanced. What is happened is that this guy faces a fine all because the powers that be failed in their job. Now because of this, the manager may only employ British workers and will get flack from the equal opportunities mob. You can't make it up. Hopefully now that either a student looking for a part time job to help with living costs or a mother who is desperate to get back into the workplace to earn a bit extra will be considered for the vacant positions?
Talk about stuck between a rock and a hard place. Are business owners trained to spot fake documents as I'm certain the effort into forgery of documents to pull the wool over officials eyes has advanced. What is happened is that this guy faces a fine all because the powers that be failed in their job. Now because of this, the manager may only employ British workers and will get flack from the equal opportunities mob. You can't make it up. Hopefully now that either a student looking for a part time job to help with living costs or a mother who is desperate to get back into the workplace to earn a bit extra will be considered for the vacant positions? Andrew Turpie
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10:48pm Sat 20 Apr 13

Paul Gadd says...

Andrew Turpie wrote:
Talk about stuck between a rock and a hard place. Are business owners trained to spot fake documents as I'm certain the effort into forgery of documents to pull the wool over officials eyes has advanced. What is happened is that this guy faces a fine all because the powers that be failed in their job. Now because of this, the manager may only employ British workers and will get flack from the equal opportunities mob. You can't make it up. Hopefully now that either a student looking for a part time job to help with living costs or a mother who is desperate to get back into the workplace to earn a bit extra will be considered for the vacant positions?
Doubt it......students who can afford to go to uni will get mumsy-wumsy to get the driver to drop off some notes in a Louis Vuitton travel bag, and a UK mum will not give up benefits to wash plates for a pittance
[quote][p][bold]Andrew Turpie[/bold] wrote: Talk about stuck between a rock and a hard place. Are business owners trained to spot fake documents as I'm certain the effort into forgery of documents to pull the wool over officials eyes has advanced. What is happened is that this guy faces a fine all because the powers that be failed in their job. Now because of this, the manager may only employ British workers and will get flack from the equal opportunities mob. You can't make it up. Hopefully now that either a student looking for a part time job to help with living costs or a mother who is desperate to get back into the workplace to earn a bit extra will be considered for the vacant positions?[/p][/quote]Doubt it......students who can afford to go to uni will get mumsy-wumsy to get the driver to drop off some notes in a Louis Vuitton travel bag, and a UK mum will not give up benefits to wash plates for a pittance Paul Gadd
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2:13am Sun 21 Apr 13

LSC says...

"a UK mum will not give up benefits to wash plates for a pittance"

You just hit the nail on the head, and yet the government are getting so much stick for reviewing the benefit system.
Why should a mum miss Eastenders to go and work in a resteraunt washing dishes when she gets EXACTLY the same money staying at home?
And less forms to fill in, no travel hassle/cost, no childcare to organise, no need to buy work clothes.

Yes, people are shouting about unemployment figures. But where, in this sector, is the incentive to work? It is easier and cheaper to stay at home.

And then of course people complain immigrants take all these jobs. Well at least they are willing to get off their backsides, despite the fact many of them would do better financially not to do so.

For me, being on benefits would mean no pub, no betting shop, no take aways, no mobile, no DVDs, no flat screen, no Sky TV.

Until I got a job and paid for it myself.

Rant over.
"a UK mum will not give up benefits to wash plates for a pittance" You just hit the nail on the head, and yet the government are getting so much stick for reviewing the benefit system. Why should a mum miss Eastenders to go and work in a resteraunt washing dishes when she gets EXACTLY the same money staying at home? And less forms to fill in, no travel hassle/cost, no childcare to organise, no need to buy work clothes. Yes, people are shouting about unemployment figures. But where, in this sector, is the incentive to work? It is easier and cheaper to stay at home. And then of course people complain immigrants take all these jobs. Well at least they are willing to get off their backsides, despite the fact many of them would do better financially not to do so. For me, being on benefits would mean no pub, no betting shop, no take aways, no mobile, no DVDs, no flat screen, no Sky TV. Until I got a job and paid for it myself. Rant over. LSC
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10:00am Mon 22 Apr 13

garston tony says...

The onus is on the restaurant to ensure the people they employ are here legally blah blah. They have to prove to UKBA that they made all reasonable steps to do this if caught employing someone they shouldnt. I understand that this includes photocopying documents. It sounds like this place couldnt do that and therefore sounds like they didnt do proper checks or where aware that the people where not legal. Either way getting caught out twice is pretty stupid on their part.

As to employing Brits, there is a severe lack of work ethic in this country which has led in part to the influx of immigrants 'taking our jobs'. Some of these immigrants have literally put their lives at risk to get to the UK in order to wash pots and pans on minimum wage yet (so i'll give them credit for that even if they entered the country illegally at least they are willing to work) doing jobs people here not only are too lazy to do but which the system as is/was allows them to get away with.

All praise to the government for making changes so that people cant make that choice to sponge off the state.

As an aside, LSC there is an article about a community celebration taking place in Mill Hill this coming weekend that needs you to comment on the need for people to do that and ponder why people want that show of strength. Well, that is if you want to be consistent
The onus is on the restaurant to ensure the people they employ are here legally blah blah. They have to prove to UKBA that they made all reasonable steps to do this if caught employing someone they shouldnt. I understand that this includes photocopying documents. It sounds like this place couldnt do that and therefore sounds like they didnt do proper checks or where aware that the people where not legal. Either way getting caught out twice is pretty stupid on their part. As to employing Brits, there is a severe lack of work ethic in this country which has led in part to the influx of immigrants 'taking our jobs'. Some of these immigrants have literally put their lives at risk to get to the UK in order to wash pots and pans on minimum wage yet (so i'll give them credit for that even if they entered the country illegally at least they are willing to work) doing jobs people here not only are too lazy to do but which the system as is/was allows them to get away with. All praise to the government for making changes so that people cant make that choice to sponge off the state. As an aside, LSC there is an article about a community celebration taking place in Mill Hill this coming weekend that needs you to comment on the need for people to do that and ponder why people want that show of strength. Well, that is if you want to be consistent garston tony
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12:52pm Mon 22 Apr 13

LSC says...

"As an aside, LSC there is an article about a community celebration taking place in Mill Hill this coming weekend that needs you to comment on the need for people to do that and ponder why people want that show of strength. Well, that is if you want to be consistent"

Nice try Tony, but wrong. (and it's Mill End, but I'll let that slide).

The people of Mill End parading around Mill End saying how great Mill End is to each other, is absolutely fine by me. I have no idea why, but nice day out for ALL, and no harm done or intended.
But if the people of Mill End paraded around Croxley Green or Manchester for that matter, shouting about how great Mill End was, yes, I'd question why, and I would speculate it was some form of intimidation and one-upmanship.
Football crowds do it all the time, and their motives are obvious enough when they do.
"As an aside, LSC there is an article about a community celebration taking place in Mill Hill this coming weekend that needs you to comment on the need for people to do that and ponder why people want that show of strength. Well, that is if you want to be consistent" Nice try Tony, but wrong. (and it's Mill End, but I'll let that slide). The people of Mill End parading around Mill End saying how great Mill End is to each other, is absolutely fine by me. I have no idea why, but nice day out for ALL, and no harm done or intended. But if the people of Mill End paraded around Croxley Green or Manchester for that matter, shouting about how great Mill End was, yes, I'd question why, and I would speculate it was some form of intimidation and one-upmanship. Football crowds do it all the time, and their motives are obvious enough when they do. LSC
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1:00pm Mon 22 Apr 13

LSC says...

What I'm saying is, if you want to sit in a church, or mosque, or whatever, singing and shouting about stuff you like, fine.

But keep it off the streets, out of schools and out of the workplace. I don't think that is unfair.
What I'm saying is, if you want to sit in a church, or mosque, or whatever, singing and shouting about stuff you like, fine. But keep it off the streets, out of schools and out of the workplace. I don't think that is unfair. LSC
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2:28pm Mon 22 Apr 13

garston tony says...

Sounds like double standards to me ;-)

Anyhow, lol
Sounds like double standards to me ;-) Anyhow, lol garston tony
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10:06pm Mon 22 Apr 13

pancake39 says...

If the woman from brazil manages to trick customs officers and get into the uk illegally how is a restaurant owner supposed to work out she is illegal. I'm assuming she got to the uk from brazil via and airport.
If the woman from brazil manages to trick customs officers and get into the uk illegally how is a restaurant owner supposed to work out she is illegal. I'm assuming she got to the uk from brazil via and airport. pancake39
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12:05am Tue 23 Apr 13

LSC says...

garston tony wrote:
Sounds like double standards to me ;-)

Anyhow, lol
Double standards how? I object to muslims marching down the road shouting about how great muslims are when not everyone around is a muslim. I object to Millwall supporters marching down the Kings Road in front of Stamford Bridge too, shouting about their team.

Both are obviously inflamitory gestures.

Mill End people having some sort of tea party in Mill End doesn't bother me.

I think you have tried to trap me on a non-starter this time Tony.
[quote][p][bold]garston tony[/bold] wrote: Sounds like double standards to me ;-) Anyhow, lol[/p][/quote]Double standards how? I object to muslims marching down the road shouting about how great muslims are when not everyone around is a muslim. I object to Millwall supporters marching down the Kings Road in front of Stamford Bridge too, shouting about their team. Both are obviously inflamitory gestures. Mill End people having some sort of tea party in Mill End doesn't bother me. I think you have tried to trap me on a non-starter this time Tony. LSC
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