Migrants to gain legal status

Posted by jaypee 136 days ago Thailand
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The government will send 360 officials to Thailand to implement a 100-day campaign to give illegal migrant workers proper documents, the labour minister said yesterday while also accusing an opposition lawmaker and NGO worker of swaying migrant workers’ votes.

Labour Minister Ith Samheng said at a ministry meeting that officials would issue legal documents to thousands of workers from September 15 to December 12 before the Thai government enacts new labour laws in 2018.

Mr Samheng said that after the Thais implemented their new law on foreign workers in June, more than 270,000 Cambodian migrant workers were deported in just two weeks, before the two governments agreed to delay the crackdown until 2018 and allow illegal workers to stay in Thailand while they gathered their documents.