With unemployment rising, the government announced measures to deport illegal foreign workers.
A 1996 immigration reform law allows the government to deport illegal aliens convicted of an aggravated felony.
The system would also provide an automatic list of those who have overstayed visas - making it easier to find and deport illegal immigrants.
The aim of the operation is to catch, jail, prosecute and ultimately deport illegal aliens trying to enter this country.
Ms Mutiti regretted that inadequate Government funding made it difficult for the department to repatriate and deport illegal immigrants.
A Maryland county executive says we should embrace illegal aliens and not deport them.
As of September 1, the immigration police returned to its aggressive tracking activities to expose and deport illegal immigrants.
Last year, one of my neighbours was rounded up as part of an operation to deport illegal immigrants.
To that end they have the power to deport aliens convicted of criminal offences.
Previous versions of the bill explicitly allowed police to deport foreigners for participation in political demonstrations.