Caines reveals 115 immigration complaints
Complaints to the Department of Immigration about suspected breaches of immigration law have reached 115 to date in 2018, Wayne Caines, the national security minister, revealed yesterday.
There were 150 tip-offs to the department in 2017, Mr Caines added, as he issued a reminder on procedures for reporting immigration violations.
“I recognise there has been a level of sensitivity about reporting breaches,” Mr Caines said, emphasising that anonymity was part of the process.
It takes two to three months to investigate a legitimate complaint.
As well as relying on the public, the department uses tip-offs from other government departments as well as the police.
Anonymous calls can be made to 296-5202, and the department can be e-mailed at email@example.com.
The public can visit the department at 30 Parliament Street in Hamilton to speak with a compliance inspector, or send in details on a suspected breach.
Mr Caines said: “If you see an individual or company in breach of the law, take on the responsibility to do the right thing, and file a report.”