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Title: Govt gives illegals last chance to register before crackdown
Date of publication: 14 May 2011
Description/subject: "Illegal labourers from Cambodia, Laos and Burma will be given a last chance to report to the government or face a tough crackdown if they continue to work without permission. About two million workers from the three countries are estimated to have entered Thailand illegally and they will be subject to a stricter watch, said permanent secretary for labour Somkiat Chayasriwong. They are being told to register with branch offices of the Department of Employment from June 15 to July 14 for the right to stay in Thailand for one year. Their accompanying children aged less than 15 will also be allowed to live with them...@
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Bangkok Post"
Format/size: pdf (50K)
Date of entry/update: 14 May 2011

Title: Another 'last chance' for migrant workers
Date of publication: 12 May 2011
Description/subject: "Authorities yesterday announced a "final chance" for immigration workers to register from June 15 onwards. The registration period is expected to last about a month. Estimates put the number of workers at 2 million, employed by about 200,000 Thai or foreign employers..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Nation"
Format/size: pdf (80K)
Date of entry/update: 13 May 2011

Title: More migrant offices to open: Abhisit ... but Myanmar says no decision made yet
Date of publication: 11 May 2011
Description/subject: "THAILAND plans to accelerate the registration process of undocumented migrant workers from neighbouring countries, including Myanmar, Prime Minister Mr Abhisit Vejjajiva said last week..." ....."A DECISION has still not been made on whether to open two new offices in Thailand where migrant workers from Myanmar could apply for temporary passports, following discussions on the subject between the governments of Thailand and Myanmar in January, said a senior official from Special Branch under the Ministry of Home Affairs..."
Author/creator: Nyunt Win, Kyaw Hsu Mon
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Myanmar Times"
Format/size: pdf (95K)
Date of entry/update: 12 May 2011

Title: Migration management in Thailand reaches a crossroads
Date of publication: 04 May 2011
Description/subject: "Last Tuesday the Cabinet approved a new registration amnesty for millions of undocumented migrants from Cambodia, Laos and Burma working in Thailand..."
Author/creator: Andy Hall
Language: English, Thai
Source/publisher: "The Nation"
Format/size: pdf (146K)
Date of entry/update: 13 May 2011