Nothing better to do?
Why don't you kick yourself out?
You're an immigrant, too.
It's No Fun Being An Illegal Alien
It's Good Friday and the girls at the factory are on their way to work arguing if they get time and a half or double time. Vicky jokes and says "triple-time," which Hayley corrects to "treble-time."
Janice is dragging her feet, looking worse for wear. Joanne notices and asks if she's feeling well. Janice admits she's hungover as after the pub last night, she went home and drank a few more cans alone.
Later, some police cars arrive as an immigration officer, followed by a sixteen year old constable, advise Liam that they believe he may have illegal workers on the premises. Janice admits to Joanne that she may have made a call last night but it was a little hazy but she doesn't realise what this could mean for her friend.
They head inside and everyone is asked to produce their identifications and proof of citizenship (or at least, eligibility to work in the UK), starting with the Poles. Vicky tries to sneak out the back but is caught. Her work permit, she claims, is in her passport at home. Kasia and the other other Polish workers' papers are in order while Vicky is sent home, accompanied, to get her stuff.
Then they ask Joanne to see them and everyone (save Hayley) protests, saying she's British. Kelly says they're picking on her because she's black but Joanne goes along silently. In the office, the immigration officer asks Jo about her citizenship.
"English," says Jo. "Or British. Whatever."
"British," the officer assures her.
She's asked to produce proof of her citizenship but all she has is a social insurance number, which is not the same thing. She is vague about her background, admitting she was raised by her auntie but leaves out the circumstances that led to it. Liam tries to offer up as many papers as he can but it's not enough to satisfy the officer.
When it's clear that something's not adding up, she admits that she was born in Liberia, a country she barely remembers and doesn't even know how to spell. Her auntie flew there to bring her back when she was eight.
The officer arrests here on suspicion of being in the UK illegally but Joanne protests, asking how she could have broken the law when she was a kid. She asks if she'll be deported, as she has no family in that country. As she's led outside, Janice protests, saying she's more Manc than the people arresting her. Joanne says it's a little late for that now and is put in the car and taken away.
Janice stands there letting the full weight of what she's done sink in.
Mummy's Gone Now
It's another morning you'd think things would be a little cheerier, now that Satan's gone. But the sniping continues until Tracy (unseen on camera) calls and asks to speak to Ken only. She wants to see him alone.
Deirdre pops out her neck lines, blaming herself for Tracy's conviction and sudden "I'm not your daughter" routine. I swear she wore that top just for the occasion. Ken finally tells her that he'll tell Tracy that he won't see her without Deirdre present.
Meanwhile, Vern is told that today's student, a sullen goth girl, is his last at the pub as they have to think of Amy's needs first. The drums will have to go, Liz tells, him. But he's welcome to stay.
Steve tries to tell Amy that her mum isn't in Balamory after all. When Amy asks "When is Mummy coming home?" (her first line!) Steve tells her that she did a bad thing and she has to make it right but she won't back until Amy is much older but she still loves her and asked Steve and everyone around to take care of her until she gets back. He doesn't think she understood.
Oh, and Peter thinks it's time Adam gets the fuck outta Dodge and come down to Portsmouth with him.
Coronation Street Crap Mum #784
Kayleigh is back from her mum's and Jerry is worried about how she is being treated. He thinks her mum is using her as a babysitter for half-brother Finley and she's not being well fed. Later Jerry calls her mum, but Kayleigh grabs the phone, saying they'll just argue.
It's a good thing because it's Finley, who looks all of five years old, sitting at home alone with a face full of chocolate. After not being fed dinner, he got desperate and ate the Easter chocolate. Kayleigh makes as though she's talking to her mum and says she'll be home very soon. It becomes clear the reason she wants to stay with her mum is because nobody is taking care of her brother.