246. Illegal entry.

An illegal entrant is a person unlawfully entering or seeking to enter1 (whether or not he has arrived in the United Kingdom2) in breach of a deportation order or of the immigration laws3, or by means which include deception by another person4, and includes also a person who has so entered5.

Illegal entrants fall into three main categories:


    (1)     those who entered the United Kingdom without leave6 or who have absconded after being granted temporary admission7;


    (2)     those who enter in breach of a deportation order8;


    (3)     those who have secured leave by means of material9 deception10.

Whether a person is