Migrant verification program begins but most risk being frozen out

As reported in The Myanmar Times, new migrations efforts are underway to start a nationality-verification process, designed to regularise the status of over half a million workers caught in immigration limbo. The plan involves sending teams across Thailand to conduct a mass survey to establish the passport eligibility of over 660,000 Myanmar workers and their dependants who hold […]

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Migrant deadline passes in Thailand

More than 100,000 Cambodian workers in Thailand could face arrest and deportation after the deadline for reapplying for a work permit extension expired. According to Thailand-based migrant expert and workers’ rights advocate Andy Hall, talking to the Phnom Penh Post, it was “not possible” for the government to re-register the huge number of workers in time. This […]

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Deadline extended for verification of foreign migrant workers

The Labour Ministry has decided to extend the deadline for migrant worker verification to June 29. As reported by Thai PBS, out of a total of 1.6 million of foreign migrant workers from Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia who have registered with the Labour Ministry, only about 200,000 of them have so far had their nationalities […]

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