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Detained unregistered foreign workers to be deported

The first batch of 22 unregistered foreign migrant workers rounded up in the Labour Ministry-led crackdown since July 1 will face legal action and then be deported, Department of Employment director-general Anurak Tossarat said yesterday.


The department officials has, since July 1, joined with police and national security officers nationwide in 113 teams conducting random searches at establishments nationwide, he said.

So far, 22 unregistered foreign migrant workers have been rounded up from five establishments. “We will continue this stringent measure [against unregistered foreign workers and their employers],” he said.

The Labour Ministry had given employers until June 30 to complete the registration of their Cambodian, Myanmar and Laotian workers or they and the workers would face hefty fines.

According to Labour Minister Police General Adul Sangsingkeo, the fine (as per the amended Royal Decree on the Management of Alien Workers BE 2560) against the workers ranged from Bt5,000 to Bt50,000 plus deportation and a two-year ban on working in Thailand while the fine against employers would be between Bt10,000 and Bt100,000 per illegal worker hired.
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