Labor Ministry integrate works to tackle illegal migrant workers


BANGKOK, 15 May 2012 – The Labor Ministry has held a seminar on tackling illegal migrant worker problems, integrating the works of different agencies to prevent the influx of illegal immigrants. 

Officials from the committee on illegal alien workers administration and local Department of Employment participated in the seminar to exchange ideas, knowledge and experience to enable them to work together in the same direction.

The committee on illegal alien workers administration, which was newly established on May 3rd, has been working on arresting and preventing illegal immigrants entering the country and tackling local gangs that smuggle in illegal workers.

The committee makes arrests, finds out the nationality of, and deports the illegal immigrants. Over the past 10 days, the committee has captured over 900 illegal workers from 6 employers.

Most immigrants are from Myanmar, followed by Cambodia and Laos.