Home Office staff worry they may be asked to act illegally in ‘culture of fear’
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Home Office staff worry they may be asked to act illegally in ‘culture of fear’

After 10 years of hostile environment, critics say immigration crackdown has had devastating human cost

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Frontline Home Office staff have warned of a “culture of fear” where they are being put into dangerous situations, and may be asked to act illegally, on the 10th anniversary of the launch of the hostile environment.

On 25 May 2012 Theresa May, the then home secretary, gave an interview to the Telegraph in which she said: “The aim is to create here in Britain a really hostile environment for illegal migration.”

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