Sunday, December 23, 2007

Asylum returners take cash and stay

By Ben Leapman, Home Affairs Correspondent Last Updated: 2:15am GMT 23/12/2007

Failed asylum seekers are drawing benefits to which they are not entitled by claiming that they are about to return home - only to continue to live in Britain for years.
The scam, which may have cost taxpayers millions of pounds, has come to light with the cases of four migrants who signed up for the Home Office's voluntary repatriation programme and who then went on to live off state handouts worth tens of thousands of pounds.;jsessionid=YQHFIN4MWOIBNQFIQMGSFF4AVCBQWIV0?xml=/news/2007/12/23/nasylum123.xml

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