Thailand to deport migrant workers without nationality verification

White Toyota police van at Nawa Police station, Thailand

White Toyota police van at Nawa Police station, Thailand. Image: Mattes.




BANGKOK, Nov 19 – The Thai government will repatriate some 184,000 migrant workers who fail to pass the nationality verification procedure after the deadline on December 14, according to a senior labour official.

Employment Department Director General Pravit Khiengpol said there are 184,000 migrant workers who have not yet proved their nationality – 45,000 from Myanmar, 40,000 from Cambodia and 99,000 from the Lao PDR.

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