BUENG KAN, 23 June 2014 (NNT) – Police and military personnel have cooperated to set up check points along border areas in order to prevent the entry of illegal immigrants.
Squads of police, soldiers, scouts, and the Mae Khong Riverine Unit have intercepted and searched illegal immigrants for weapons and smuggled drugs along Thailand’s border heading into Bueng Kan Province. br />
Since the military authority announced its intention to prosecute illegal immigrants in Thailand, the illegal immigrants from neighboring countries have continued to return to their hometowns leaving a labor deficiency especially in construction sites and fisheries in Thailand.
The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has since advised that the migrant laborers can come to work in Thailand if their employers obtain a legal permit.
Therefore, the authorities have set up check points in order to create a system for legal laborers and to suppress illegal entry while following the law and the NCPO’s policy at road number 222, Bueng Kan Province.##
NONGKHAI, 23 June 2014 (NNT) – The atmosphere at the 1st Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge, Nong Khai Province is lively after the military junta announced an extension of the registration time frame for immigrant laborers.
Overall the atmosphere in Nong Khai Province became more lively from early in the morning after the junta announced the extension. A large number of Laotians entered the country through the inbound lanes of the bridge, while the authorities have strictly inspected all incoming people and vehicles crossing the Friendship Bridge. ##
PHETCHABUN, 21 June 2014 (NNT) – The Phetchabun Provincial Authority has traveled around to different businesses throughout the province, asking immigrant laborers to respond to a survey from NCPO on human trafficking and immigration labor problem.
From the survey taken, there were a total of 2,918 immigrant laborers from mostly from Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia, but there were no illegal immigrant laborers or instances of human trafficking found at the moment. – See more at: http://thainews.prd.go.th/centerweb/newsen/NewsDetail?NT01_NewsID=WNOHT5706210010002#sthash.5e1o1FJK.dpuf