Campaign against Immigration Controls (CAIC)

CAIC, Campaign Against Immigration Controls, are a new coalition of radical trade union activists, London No Borders and No One is Illegal. They have been organising in London, recognising the changes to the law that have been brought in since February are having a devastating effect on some migrant workers. Briefly, from February this year the onus to check immigration status has moved from the state to the employer. The newly created UKBA, (UK Border Agency) will carry out checks and raids, they aim for 5000 in 2008 alone. If they find that an employee does not have a legal right to work, the employer faces a fine of up to £10 000 per employee and a possible prison sentence.