Friday, September 22, 2017

Sverdlovsk increases deportations of illegal immigrants

The Sverdlovsk region's government nearly doubled the number of illegal immigrants it deported in 2014. 

In 2013, 700 illegal immigrants were deported from the region, Sergey Shchebekin, chief officer of court for the region, said. In 2014, that number increased to 1,300.

The Federal Migration Service recently reported more than 200 immigrants entered Russia last year.

"Clearly, not all of them went to register with the immigration authorities," Shchebekin said. 

The responsibility for deporting illegal immigrants falls on the Federal Service of Court Officers. A new law will make their job easier.

Under the legislation, any illegal immigrants deported from Russia will be prohibited from re-entering the country for three to 10 years.

"This will both reduce the number of illegals ... in the country and save budget funds," Shchebekin said.

In 2014, the Sverdlovsk regional government spent more than $124,000 to deport illegal immigrants. 

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