At least 79 people died after the 24-storey tower in West London caught fire last week.
One of the reasons for the authorities inability to get an accurate death toll is because some of the victims are too frightened to come forward and get help.
LBC’s Senior Reporter Vincent McAviney explains: “Some of the residents are undocumented migrants or are people who were living in the tower illegally – and they’re worried that is their status is looked into, they’ll be prosecuted.
“The probelm (sic) with this is that without working out exactly who was inside, an acurate (sic) death toll can’t be known and secondly, the people that did survive can’t be rehoused or helped in any way.”
(One resident said) “Unless everyone is completely sure that this will not get you into trouble with your immigration status, it’s not going to get you into trouble with your landlord, it’s not going to get you into trouble with your benefits, people aren’t going to come forward.”
From the comments: “if you let the illegal people to be rehoused you will see a load of flats & houses being set on fire.”
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D) in a recent radio interview said he is concerned that increased Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids under the Trump administration could cause already high tensions in his city to boil over.
An agreement between Canada and the United States is to blame for the recent death of Mavis Otuteye, a presumed asylum seeker found dead less than a kilometre from the Canadian border, a Winnipeg immigration lawyer says.
The owner of a Michigan restaurant said U.S. immigration agents who were conducting enforcement at the business ate breakfast — and complimented the chef — before arresting three workers, according to media reports on Thursday.
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An RCMP officer takes a last drag of his cigarette. There’s word someone is coming.
Standing on a muddy mound on the Canadian stretch of a rural road that’s become a freeway for people seeking refuge in Canada, the officer and two of his colleagues adjust their positions as a cab drives into view.
Three men step out.
“We have issues over here and we want a safe place to live,” the apparent leader of the group mumbles to a CBC crew on the American side.
After waving aside the stern warnings from the Mounties that they’ll be arrested with simple “yeah, yeah,” the three men leap over a ditch, landing in Canada.
Massachusetts state Rep. Michelle DuBois posted a warning to illegal immigrants on her Facebook page Tuesday about upcoming Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids that are rumored to be taking place in the area.