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Suspected Immigration Offenders Arrested

Tuesday July 16 2013

We Are Barnsley We Are Barnsley

NINE suspected immigration offenders have been arrested at a chicken abattoir in South Hiendley.

Officers from the Home Office visited Al-Ummah Halal Poultry at Old Colliery Farm, on Main Street, at 2.45am on Wednesday and carried out checks on staff arriving for work.

Eight of the nine arrested are Pakistani nationals suspected of overstaying their visas, and one is a 22-year-old suspected failed asylum seeker from Afghanistan.

They have all been detained at police stations across South and West Yorkshire as they're questioned further on their immigration status.

Officers are also investigating the use of forged documents in relation to two of the men.

Julie Curle, of the Home Office’s Yorkshire and Humber immigration and enforcement team, said: "We're working hard across Yorkshire to track down and remove from the country those who seek to abuse the UK’s immigration laws.

"Illegal working has a serious impact on communities, undermining legitimate businesses and taking jobs from those who are genuinely allowed to work."

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Reply Posted by Wendy on Tuesday July 16 2013 at 11:12
Immigration Laws in England should be alot more tighter, & whoever has set these people on working should be sent back with them!!!

Reply Posted by terry on Tuesday July 16 2013 at 14:18
these businesses should be closed down and the people who run them should be stopped from trading again

Reply Posted by charlotte on Tuesday July 16 2013 at 11:15
Wendy ya spot on there lass! Totally agree send um packing!

Reply Posted by Lynne on Tuesday July 16 2013 at 11:56
this country is too soft on illegals, should be sent back to place of birth

Reply Posted by Tracey on Tuesday July 16 2013 at 12:04
They will be held at local police stations, then they will be released to come back to the police station at a later date....which then they will not arrive, so there will be more failed illegal persons in this country.....why do we not do the same as australia, they have failed, so put then on next plane home, it isn't rocket science, we are living in times of everybody pulling in their apron strings

Reply Posted by sandra on Tuesday July 16 2013 at 12:07
well said Wendy, charlotte and lynne, our kids don't stand a chance of finding work while the country allows them to get away with it !

Reply Posted by caz on Tuesday July 16 2013 at 12:52
"CHEEP" labour.... Get them deported!

Reply Posted by Don McCarron on Tuesday July 16 2013 at 13:59
Everyone who eats meat and poultry is subscribing to the Halal meat industry. If, as some people think, the supermarkets were stocking it to satisfy the Muslims they'd label it Halal. They don't label it because they know we wouldn't buy meat we knew was being produced by this cruel, barbaric practice. The supermarkets buy Halal meat because it's cheaper. It's cheaper because they don't adhere to the animal welfare laws that good people fought for decades to get implemented. In addition to this, conveniently, only Muslims can handle Halal meat. So, for no reason other than the greed of the supermarkets, you're being forced to eat meat from animals that have had their throats cut and allowed to die slowly in pain and terror by an industry that only employs muslims and excludes everyone else.

Reply Posted by Dave Moncrief on Tuesday July 16 2013 at 14:24
Illegal immigrants, Supermarkets making vast amounts of money out of the barbaric slaughter of animals at the hands of Halal butchers?
You couldn't make it up really but tis totally true Don.

Reply Posted by Alex on Sunday July 21 2013 at 13:08
halal food is secretly taxed to fund terrorism in the muslim countries. So every halal purchase in effect buys a bullet to shoot one of our own lads.
All these halal butchers and abatoirs do not employ non-muslims.
All halal food does is fund the muslim community.
Stop buying their products.

Reply Posted by KIM on Sunday July 21 2013 at 13:35
just to say i am now a vegi since finding out about the influx of halal meat in main stream supermarkets and resturants, i agree with every word you say.

Reply Posted by Neal Dixon on Friday August 23 2013 at 15:56
Well said, couldn't have put it any better. People in this country fought for decades to slaughter animals in a more humane way, yet we allow these people to do this. Send them all back for me.

Reply Posted by Beep beep on Tuesday July 16 2013 at 14:36
This comment has no bearing on the people of Barnsley or even South Yorkshire.
We have very few illegal or even legal immigrants here in Barnsley so all these silly racial comments are just typical of an area where very few people seem to understand global issues or even leave their own town. Barnsley is full of inward looking, xenophobic halfwits who keep moaning about immigration but most do not even vote nor do they want to work!!

Reply Posted by Dave Moncrief on Tuesday July 16 2013 at 15:24
You obviously walk round with your eyes shut then ( New name?)

There was nothing at all "racial" in my post above, merely a statement of fact, unfortunately some folk cant see past the ends of their noses can they (Beep Beep? Nice try we all know who you are)

Reply Posted by Wendy on Tuesday July 16 2013 at 16:27
Well Beep Beep, Looks like theres only ONE halfwit what has wrote a comment, dont it???
& i cant see any Racial Comments what people have wrote!!!
As for work.... I work as a Support Worker, & im damn good at it too.
One question for you.... Are you an illegal immigrant???? Because you sure as hell sound like it, or maybe your one of the employers that employ them????
Or maybe your just a Do Gooder which England has far too many!!!!

Reply Posted by Beep beep on Tuesday July 16 2013 at 21:16
Dave what are you on about?? I do not see many so called illegals? You talk rubbish.

Reply Posted by Beep beep on Tuesday July 16 2013 at 21:18

Firstly no i am white british but that has no bearing on anything. Secondly you should be ashamed to be a support worker and then post such awful stuff.
I am aware of what is going on in this county unlike some who believe what they are spoon fed......

Reply Posted by billy on Tuesday July 16 2013 at 21:22
You are either not from Barnsley or you walk round with your fingers in your ears and your eyes shut!!!, because I went to town last week and every other person in town centre spoke a foreign language, standing in groups "mainly men"

Reply Posted by Dave Moncrief on Wednesday July 17 2013 at 06:51
Beep Beep I was referring to this portion of your comment :

"legal immigrants here in Barnsley"

Do you walk round with your eyes shut whilst walking through the town centre or visiting various car washing establishments across the borough?

So according to you there aren't ANY immigrants in our town?

Yet another one that buries their head in the sand me thinks.

Reply Posted by Sharon Taylor on Friday July 19 2013 at 08:21
Excuse me Wendy but if you're a Support Worker you ARE a do-gooder and just what's wrong with doing good for other people instead of spreading anger, hate and inciting violence? Illegal immigration is a problem but before people start on about people taking peoples jobs (not that most people would even WANT to do the kind of job ILLEGAL immigrants do).....what do you think people are doing every time they commute to a different town to work; they're taking a job from a person who lives in that town. Since the year dot it's been the same. People go where the work is and with all due respect you wouldn't like it if people were telling you where you could live, work etc.

Reply Posted by Stevo on Friday July 19 2013 at 14:07
Sharon, Unfortunately in this day and age one has to commute to ones place of work as gone are the days of walking to the end of the street to ones workplace.

Also has to be said that the wage rates in our town are very poor in comparison to Leeds and the other big cities.

My wife commutes to Leeds every day as she earns £8k more than what she would have done if she got a comparable job in Barnsley.

Not that there are any comparable jobs in Barnsley mind.

Reply Posted by Neal on Friday August 23 2013 at 16:01
You must not walk through Barnsley Town Centre on any day throught he week, cause if you did you would know your statement is rubbish. Their all pushing prams with 3 or 4 kids. Who pays for it all ? The good people of England, but where now getting tired of it.

Reply Posted by Neal Dixon on Friday August 23 2013 at 16:10
That's not the point though, people are just walking into this country without any formal checks about their history, health, well being, ability to sustain a job or anything. They are in the most needy people who are coming here to sponge of you and me, the tax payers. They need homes, food, transport, health care etc. etc. etc. We cant keep playing God. If all you do gooders want to help, then why don't you go to their countries to try and improve things. Like the country would should down tomorrow if we all had to wash our own cars !! Women are coming here from all over the planet to have a baby so they can get British Citizenship, its not on.

Reply Posted by fawkes on Tuesday July 16 2013 at 15:56
Its a shambles .They will be released , only to move to another area and start work somewhere else. I believe there is a circle of employers that are working together to move these illegal immigrants around the country to avoid detection . i believe the employers should be closed down . The illegals should be detained and deported.No wonder the UK borders agency has a backlog that will even if no more illegals enter Britain 40 years to sort out !

Reply Posted by Jack on Tuesday July 16 2013 at 16:15
Well said Dave Moncrief. While the immigration authorities are at it they should visit all the hand car washes that have sprung up all over. One in particular on Grange lane at Stairfoot where they even live on the premises in a portakabin. Trouble is, when they get raided they put em in a detention centre for years and the taxpayer still pays for them. At least they are not living on state benefits. Catch 22 situation. Deport the lot instantly.

Reply Posted by Neal on Friday August 23 2013 at 16:12
I agree Jack. We can all wash our own cars.

Reply Posted by mustapha phag on Tuesday July 16 2013 at 17:08
I cant see any racism either

Reply Posted by Alex on Sunday July 21 2013 at 13:10
I can, I see 'Inverse racism' where Brits are suffering because there are too many immigrunts, yet no one is allowed to mention that the white indigenous are suffering in the long run . . . as that is 'racist'.

Reply Posted by Jimmy on Tuesday July 16 2013 at 17:15
All Halal slaughterhouses in the UK should be closed down. Nothing to do with race or employment policies. They contravene animal welfare legislation, simple as that.

Reply Posted by kim on Sunday July 21 2013 at 13:39
Anyone who thinks that halal meat is ok should be made to visit an halal slaughterhouse, animals have a prayer and their thoats cut, they live for aprox 30 seconds while their lifes blood pumps out of their bodies, they struggle and gurgle unable to cry for life, they get to see other animals being slaughtered around them so they know whats comming, if norway has laws that make it compulsary for animals to be stunned for halal why as a so called country of animal lovers cant we?

Reply Posted by Neal on Friday August 23 2013 at 16:14
Well said Kim

Reply Posted by Don McCarron on Tuesday July 16 2013 at 18:00
By the way everyone - although none of the major supermarkets will make a statement one way or the other (so we all know what that means) I've just been informed that all Aldi's meat is NOT Halal. So if you don't want to support a British industry that excludes everyone but Muslims and if you don't want to subscribe to barbaric slaughter methods you know where to get your meat don't you? :)

Reply Posted by billy on Tuesday July 16 2013 at 21:25
Thanks for the info, I will not be getting my meat from Aldi, because Hallal meat disturbs me.... cruel and unnecessary

Reply Posted by Don McCarron on Tuesday July 16 2013 at 18:01
It was inevitable that some dumb, PC lefty-liberal thumbsucker would try to make this a racial issue.

Reply Posted by Stevo on Tuesday July 16 2013 at 20:06
Wouldn't you expect any else from the politically correct namby pamby idiots that post on here Don?
The majority of which haven't got a bleeding clue what happens out in the real world of the work in Barnsley.

Reply Posted by grinds my gears on Tuesday July 16 2013 at 21:45
Billy the post said alsi meat is NOT halal

Reply Posted by grinds my gears on Tuesday July 16 2013 at 21:50
Sorry should say aldi

Reply Posted by grinds my gears on Tuesday July 16 2013 at 21:57
Don I believe your statement about people who eat meat and poultry subscribe to halal meat industry wrong on one crucial point. I eat pork, a meat, which muslims cannot handle, so your statement was a sweeping generalisation and not thought out

Reply Posted by micheal hunt on Thursday July 18 2013 at 09:02
I agree.
You steal words from france germany and asia for so many years and then pull foreigners down.
You buy our cars. eat our food.
Wear our clothes and then disrespect us.
You have a celebration of wars coming up. would these people be proud that there. children and grand children drive around in german and japanese cars.
You have to get round your problems
and sort out what your problems really are.
You are really breeding contempt into your children

Reply Posted by Stevo on Thursday July 18 2013 at 13:02
ANOTHER new name LES?

Reply Posted by Yoyo on Friday July 19 2013 at 08:20
It must be terrible, to have to leave your family, leave your homeland and have to come to the UK and not only have to live in a land where some of the local community, hate on you just because you have a need to try to improve your life. You have to work for a low wage, poor conditions, you have to loose your self respect & family support.

Reply Posted by Stevo on Friday July 19 2013 at 12:41
Yoyo, I do actually agree with you.

Contrary to popular belief there is most definitely no hate of immigrants on my part.
My beef lies solely with the idiotic parliamentarians who bow down to everything the EU tells us and opened to up the floodgates, the unscrupulous employers and employment "agencies" that will only employ Eastern Europeans at slave labour minimum wage.

Whatever is said on here, four Million is far too many people for our little country to absorb and with the impending influx of Bulgarians and Romanians our already stretched public services are going to be reaching breaking point.

Not only does mass immigration have a detrimental effect of the migrants themselves by poor wages and housing (greedy landlords too) but mass immigration has driven down our own living standards and wages as well.

It also has to be said that we will be paying for mass immigration for the next half a dozen generations, whether we like it or not.

I work with some Poles and a couple of Lithuanians and for the most part they are smashing lads as I have mentioned before on many occasions.

Tis the system that is all wrong not the people themselves.

Reply Posted by Neal on Friday August 23 2013 at 16:21
Well put Stevo. Has anyone took the time to look at the UK on google earth ?
It really is a small place that is just filling up to unsustainable levels. The movement across Europe is disproportional. Most people are coming to the UK for all the freebies. It cannot go on. Its not about colour of skin or country of origin. We are a small nation. The amount of tax we all pay to help the world is frightening and it will only get worse as more needy people come.

Reply Posted by Beep beep must be blind and deaf on Friday July 19 2013 at 09:35
No doubt beep beep is one of the uaf supporters who hides behind a keyboard trying to turn everything into a racial argument. You can walk through barnsley or any other town or city and the majority of people you see and hear are all talking in a foreign language so beep beep must be blind aswel as deaf. And halal slaughter along with the rest of the muslim religion is barbaric and medievil, look at stonings, honour killings, terrorism etc etc

Reply Posted by Rick on Sunday July 21 2013 at 10:46
"the majority of people you see and hear are all talking in a foreign language" - think you need to get your ears tested then! Yes, I hear some but it's certainly nowhere near a majority.

Reply Posted by worker on Friday July 19 2013 at 16:56
Well all these that say they nick their jobs, can now apply for the jobs vacated by the illegall immigrants.

Reply Posted by Anon on Friday July 19 2013 at 18:44
I know of some business in the town centre takeaways who employ only illegal workers because they will work long hours for less than minimum wage and there is nothing they can do about it. These businesses have been reported various times and the illegal workers are still there. Mainly afghans/Iranians but also other nationalities. These workers know they can get away with it

Reply Posted by Rick on Sunday July 21 2013 at 09:37
Don - if as you say all chicken in supermarkets is halal for "the Muslims but not laballed because we wouldn't buy it", one slight flaw in your scaremongering theory - Muslims aren't likely to buy it if it isn't labelled.

Reply Posted by Rick on Sunday July 21 2013 at 09:48
Oh so Aldi is Halal free...sort of blows your theory out of the water when there meat is cheaper than the big supermarkets. The issue with supermarket meat prices is down to them bulk buying from farmers under contract and slashing the margin to the farmers. That's why I buy my meat from local butchers.

Reply Posted by Rick on Sunday July 21 2013 at 09:50
Anyway, back to the actual story. Employers must be prosecuted when they hire people who don't have the right to work in UK

Reply Posted by Alex on Sunday July 21 2013 at 13:01
It is about time we controlled our own borders. The only way this will happen is if we all stop voting for the same old, same old! This tory shower don't care, the labour shower before didn't care, in fact they actively envcouraged mass immigration - so they would get more votes and stay in power. All the MPs in the houses of parliament are set in their ways, keep us in the EU, keep us being swamped by immigrants.
No! Enough is enough. The only way to stop it is by voting them out. Stop voting labour, stop voting tory, stop voting liberals and vote for someone who wants to save our country, save our county, save our towns, our people and our jobs!
Stop voting for the same old political parties or all you will get are the same old problems.

Reply Posted by Rick on Sunday July 21 2013 at 13:43
And instead vote for a set of racists! No thank you. UKIP are far right, racist, deniers of climate change, want to abolish abortions and believe in people having guns.

Reply Posted by Stevo on Sunday July 21 2013 at 16:52
If you look at UKIP policies you will find that they are EXACTLY the SAME as Tory policy, the only difference being immigration policy.

Reply Posted by Alex on Monday July 22 2013 at 16:04
I didn't mention UKIP.
All I mentioned was to Stop Voting For The Same Team Expecting Change.

You left wingers really are stupid, aren't you?

Reply Posted by Stevo on Monday July 22 2013 at 16:35
Left winger? don't think so old bean.

AND my reply was to Rick, not to you.

You clearly mentioned the 3 main parties so one would suggest you were pointing in the direction of UKIP.
Or were you hinting at the BNP?

Reply Posted by kim on Sunday July 21 2013 at 13:47
i know a prominent rubgy clubs meat is all halal, when asked why its not put on the menu thats its halal they said they didnt think people would want to know....the EDL who are against halal meat being served to children in schools without parents knowledge has a list of prominant halal meat sellers you might be suprised how many of you are eating halal without knowing it if you eat KFC you are eating halal chicken for example.

Reply Posted by micheal hunt on Tuesday July 23 2013 at 20:10
Stevo you should listen to mae brussel
tapes. trust me you would enjoy them.
Check out on you tube .
And stop calling me les.
Its mustapha phag

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