Strange story.. he got into the US without problem, he boarded a plane to the UK no problem... and we picked him up.A Mexican illegal immigrant was stopped as he entered Britain when a search of his luggage uncovered a good luck card for his "new life in the UK".
The man, arriving at Manchester Airport from Los Angeles, claimed he was on a brief visit to a friend who was opening a restaurant in England's North West.
But he admitted planning to work illegally after border officers found the card and pages of Mexican recipes.
The 40-year-old chef was removed on Friday, a day after landing in the UK.
After questioning, he had admitted a plan to bring his family out from the US to join him if he settled well in Britain.
"We will not tolerate people coming here to work illegally," said a UK Border Agency spokesman.
"People wanting to visit the UK must play by the rules. Those who do not are sent back."
As for the card, he and his wife must have been as confident of sneaking into the UK as he was of sneaking into the US. Thankfully we've sent him packing already - the question is... back to the US or back to Mexico?
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