Dozens of Tajik and Uzbek immigrants have been deported to their countries following an operation or raid against foreigners in Kazakhstan.
On October 6, the Almaty police announced the arrest of 48 citizens of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. According to the Almaty police, they were people who violated immigration laws in Kazakhstan. These immigrants have been deprived of their right to work and deported to their homeland.The authorities of Almaty said that the emigrants were forcibly taken to the border of Uzbekistan by bus. In this country, day and night, the “Illegal” campaign is underway with the aim of detecting illegal immigrants.
According to the Almaty police, during the three days of the operation, 464 migrants were brought to administrative responsibility for violating the laws of residence. The number of Tajiks is not small among them.In recent weeks, Tajik immigrants in Kazakhstan have been complaining about the increase in operations or raids against foreigners. The authorities of this country said that the operation against illegal immigration began in early September.
A few days ago, Kazakhstan’s immigration department gave the example of 14 Tajik citizens who “worked illegally in a construction site and did not have documents.”The embargo, the decline of the Russian economy, and the increase in investigations and pressures against immigrants in this country caused some of the Tajik laborers to turn to Kazakhstan.
In Kazakhstan, they mainly work in the market and construction. The number of Tajik immigrants in this country is about ten and a half thousand people. After Russia, Kazakhstan is the second destination of work migration of Tajiks.
Source : Радио Озоди