Jenny Willott MP welcomes fines for Welsh firms employing illegal immigrants

May 29, 2013 1:31 PM

Jenny Willott MPJenny Willott, MP for Cardiff Central, has welcomed the news that businesses in Wales have been fined £2m for employing illegal immigrants. 260 businesses were fined in 2011 and 2012, some of which were in Jenny's constituency.

Cardiff Central's Liberal Democrat MP Jenny Willott said when properly managed, the immigration system brought "huge benefits", but it was vital people had confidence in the system.

"These employers prey on vulnerable people that are desperate to work in the UK and are therefore willing to work for very low wages, and they also take jobs away from those who can work here," she said.

"People need to have faith that the system works and that those abusing it will be brought to book and I am pleased to see that this is indeed the case."

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