19,000 Foreigners Violated Migration Legislation
(RIA Novosti) – Over 19,000 foreigners were held accountable in
Primorye (Russian Far East) for violations of the migration legislation
was informed on Sunday in the Primorye territory’s interior affairs
department press service that Chinese nationals get on the ‘black
list’ more often than others: they account for over 4,500 violations.
These usually include expired visas or lack of registration upon
arrival in Russia.
the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) were brought to administrative
account way more often in 2003 than in 2002. Nationals of Uzbekistan
and Azerbaijan top the list of violators.
2003 decisions were taken in Primorye to expel from Russia 1,100
foreign citizens who grossly violated the Russian Federation legislation.
service noted that the inflow to Russia of foreigners from the
CIS countries who come to the territory to earn money has been
on the increase lately. Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan
and Tajikistan provide Primorye with labor force more often than
other countries. The number of people from North and South Koreas
and Vietnam who want to earn money in Russia has also increased.
migrants are from China. Last year, over 230,000 Chinese nationals
visited Primorye with different aims.
In 2003, Primorye
immigration control officers revealed 825 illegal migrants. Their
aim of entering Russia did not correspond to that indicated in