Immigration officials stage raid on Swansea restaurant - South Sea Chinese in Port Tennant Road
IMMIGRATION officials launched a raid on a Swansea restaurant over the weekend.
They detained two workers at the South Sea Chinese in Port Tennant Road, on Friday night at 6.30pm.
A man and woman, aged in their 20s, both of Chinese origin, were arrested for overstaying their visas.
Another woman was also questioned but it emerged she had valid papers.
A Home Office spokesman confirmed that the two workers would be removed from the UK.
He said: "Immigration officials went to South Sea Chinese in Port Tennant Road on Friday evening at 6.30pm.
"The two individuals both Chinese nationals — a male and a female both in their 20s were arrested for overstaying their visas and were initially detained.
"They have been released pending their removal from the UK and are subject to reporting restrictions."
He added: "There was a third individual — a female at the premises who had a valid visa to live in the UK.
"No action was taken against her."
Meanwhile, the Home Office has been texting people across the UK who they suspect no longer have a right to stay in the country.
Outsourcing company Capita, acting on behalf of the Home Office, have been sending the texts since January which read: "Message from the Home Office. "Our records show that you may not have leave to remain in the UK.
"Please contact us on 0844 3754636 to discuss your case."
A Home Office spokesman added: "We are taking proactive steps to contact individuals who records show have no valid right to be in the UK, some of which date back to December 2008.
"We believe it is right to enforce the immigration rules."