The illegal immigrants desperate to escape the UK


Thousands of illegal immigrants who have volunteered to be deported from Britain have found themselves unable to return home.

With the economic downturn leading to a lack of work, they have applied to be sent back to India.

But Britain cannot deport them as many destroyed their identification documents when they entered the country and cannot prove their nationality.

Chris Rogers found many are living rough.

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