Britain Announces Plans To Crack Down on Illegal Immigration

The British Prime Minister has announced plans to crack down on illegal immigration and tighten Britain’s borders as new official figures showed a significant rise in the number of migrants.

Immigration has become one of the most divisive political issues in Britain, and increasing numbers of Britons argue that uncontrolled migration has a negative effect on the country — from employment to social infrastructure such as housing and health services. In his first speech on immigration since he won a second term in the general election, David Cameron outlined stricter controls targeting illegal migrant workers, including giving police new powers to seize their earnings.

ABC’s Tom Rivers has details.