’#Bounty_hunters' hired to track down illegal immigrants
More than 170,000 immigrants refused leave to stay in Britain are to be tracked down by private-sector “bounty hunters”.
The support services firm #Capita will earn up to £40million if it finds all of the migrants identified by the UK Border Agency who may be living in the country illegally.
Rob Whiteman, chief executive of UKBA, told the Home Affairs Select Committee: “The contract is on payment by results, where they will make contact with potential overstayers from our records.
“The potential value of the contract, if they performed very well over a four-year period, would be around £40 million.”
He went on: “Capita will be paid for the number of people who they make contact with and leave.
The existence of the group of potential overstayers – known as the #Migrant_Refusal_Pool – was first disclosed by the immigration watchdog in July.
Its new deal with Capita, to be signed in the next month, follows a pilot project with #Serco, another services provider, which found that 20 per cent of migrants contacted left the country within six months.
Capita will contact the people named on the list by writing to them, phoning them, emailing them and even sending them text messages, but will not visit them in person. When it makes contact with them, it will try to help them get the correct travel documents and flights to return to their home countries.
Capita, which provides services for Government including Criminal Records Bureau checks and TV Licensing, declined to comment as the contract has not yet been signed.
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