Fortunes of Western Union rise with growing illegal immigration

A very interesting article on how Western Unions fortunes have flourished with the rise of illegal immigration. See here.This has lead some commentators to raise eyebrows over Western Unions tactics to endear themselves with illegal migrants. For an interesting look at the problems faced by ordinary American in regard to illegal immigration click here. It would be interesting to know what percentage of illegal immigrant use this companies services to send money back to their home countries.

A common problem faced with officials wishing to deport illegal immigrants is the fact that the migrants often destroy their papers prior to arriving in the UK. This makes things difficult when trying to deport them as there is no certainty which country they have originated from.

Government often says they are doing all they can to prevent illegal migration to the United Kingdom. This is plainly not true as the services of Western Union provide a convenient method to anonymously send money to their home countries. Surely if the diatribe on terrorism is to be believed then companies such as Western Union must be better regulated?

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