140,000 people living in UK illegally have been told to leave but many have gone missing, reveals new report


Tens of thousands of people living illegally in the UK have dropped off the Home Office’s radar and been declared “absconders”, a damning new report has revealed.The study by David Bolt, the Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration found that 140,000 people have been told they face removal from the UK.Of those 80,000 people are expected to report regularly to a Home Office centre or police station so authorities can keep track of their whereabouts.This means that 60,000 foreign nationals have at some stage absconded, meaning the Government does or did not know where they are. Some of them are likely to have left the country.