UK burger chain sells out employees in Home Office trap

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A BRITISH burger chain has come under fire after luring its workers to a phony health and safety meeting where immigration officers pounced on them, rounding up 35 for deportation.

Senior management at Byron Burgers, an upmarket franchise frequented by middling office workers across London, colluded with the Home Office to set up the trap which took place on July 4.

Staff from more than a dozen London restaurants were summoned to the meeting and then ambushed by lawmen, who arrested those who could not provide adequate proof of their right to work in the UK. Nationals from Latin America, Nepal and Egypt were among those herded into the police wagon.  

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A Home Office spokesperson said: “Immigration enforcement officers carried out intelligence-led visits to a number of Byron restaurants across London on 4 July, arresting 35 people for immigration offences. The operation was carried out with the full co-operation of the business.”

Oddly the news was kept quiet on British shores and it took a Spanish online newspaper named El Iberico to uncover the conspiracy, which quickly made the rounds on social media before Byron were forced to admit their role in the plot.

“We can confirm that several of Byron’s London restaurants were visited by representatives of the Home Office. These visits resulted in the removal of members of staff who are suspected by the Home Office of not having the right to work in the UK, and of possessing fraudulent personal and right to work documentation that is in breach of immigration and employment regulation” read a statement from the fast food firm.

Amelia Womack, deputy leader of the Green party, said: “These reports are deeply shocking. If these accusations are true than the bosses at Byron should be utterly ashamed of themselves for turning people’s lives upside down.”

 “People who are settled and working in the UK should be able to apply for residency so as to continue contributing to our society and our economy.”

A worker who spoke to press on the condition of anonymity was slightly more frank, saying “It is f*****g disgusting. Some of these people worked here for four or five years and they weren’t even given a chance to say goodbye.”

5 COMMENTS

  1. Conflicting statements are getting in the way of finding out the truth about this mysterious event. Either the original source of the centralised training event story is lying or the Home Office is lying. They can’t both be telling the truth.

    “The first casualty of war…” etc.

  2. Being caught and the way someone is caught doesn’t change the fact they where working illegally “if thats what they where doing” and if working illegally then would tax be actually being paid? If it wasn’t then the authorities are being fiddled while other legal workers have to pay tax and if it was being paid then why should an illegal worker have his tax returned and why would someone think they should? Something that also seems odd is this states the company set them up, set them up so they would also be fined for employing illegal workers!

    Amelia Womack, deputy leader of the Green party, said: “These reports are deeply shocking. If these accusations are true than the bosses at Byron should be utterly ashamed of themselves for turning people’s lives upside down.”… but hang on, it was the workers who turned their own lives upside down, they where the ones working in the UK illegally! How is it that the ones who are involved in catching criminals are turned into the ones causing a problem… and people wonder why UKIP and others are gaining popularity lol

  3. Bravo!

    Employers have a legal duty to co-operate with the authorities in tracking down & deporting these criminal illegal immigrants.

    All employers should be pro-active in these matters & should be shut down if found to be colluding with or exploiting these criminal illegal immigrants.

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