LambertJeanMEP250Green MEP Jean Lambert has called on the Government to abandon its latest legal crackdown on immigrants after the unexpected resignation of Immigration Minister Mark Harper.

Mr Harper resigned after it emerged that he had been employing an undocumented migrant as a cleaner for the last six years.


Yet the Immigration Bill due to receive its second reading in the House of Lords today would require all landlords, bank clerks – and even GPs – to check the immigration credentials of everyone they engage professionally with.


Ms Lambert, speaking at an event organised by Walthamstow Migrants’ Action Group this weekend, said:


The Government’s proposed Immigration Bill is a disgrace: it will require all of us to be unpaid immigration officers.


Mr Harper himself has learnt the hard way how impossible this task can be, and it should be scrapped. Continue reading