Considerable concern and anxiety is spreading as a result of the actions of Capita, a private company engaged by UKBA to "find" illegal immigrants in the UK. With a contract confirmed as being worth £40m over 4 years with payment dependent upon result, this is not going to end well. Just prior to Christmas people started receiving threatening text messages, letters, emails & phone calls demanding that they leave the UK. Even where Capita have been advised of applications pending with UKBA and receipts produced from UKBA themselves, the communications continue. We have heard reports of those granted full status receiving mail, and even of one person now settled as a British Citizen.
Capita ofcourse defend their actions saying they are provided the information from UKBA. Be that as it may but we are all painfully aware that UKBA records are not known for their accuracy.