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The facility with which the Aliens Act is evaded was exemplified at "Westminster recently, in a prpsecution directed by the British Home Secretary against Paul Martier, aged 40, an undesirable Belgian subject, who was charged with falling to comply with an order of expulsion to leave and remain out of the United Kingdom. In October, 1907, the prisoner was sentenced to three months' hard labour as a rogue and a vagabond, for frequenting. He was served on hie discharge from Pentonvllle prison with an order to leave the United Kingdom within fourteen days. Iv quite a different name, and his Identity unknown, in November last he was again sentenced at this court for keeping a disorderly house with a female alien. The court then made an order — the second order — for deportation, but by his linger prints he was associated with the antecedent expulsion. Mr Francis, the magistrate, remarked 'hat the great thing was to permanently get rid of such undesirables. How was .It the prisoner so easily managed, to evade the Home Office order? Detective Inspector Draper replied that seemingly it was very easily done. The. prisoner said that when he wanted to come back all he did was to journey from Osteurt to the London Docks with ijo In his pocket. That enabled him to pass without, any trouble. The. magistrate: A man already deported comes back in a different name, and Is only recognised bepause Ije gets into trouble again! He ought to have twelve months as an undesirable rogue, and I will remand him for the necessary proofs, for Mmte'ice at the sessions,"

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EVADING THE ALIENS ACT., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 68, 20 March 1909

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EVADING THE ALIENS ACT. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 68, 20 March 1909

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