Moscow may Ban Influx of Migrant Labour
Azerbaijan, Baku, 11 April / Trend / Moscow, the capital city of Russia may ban the influx of migrant labour. Such proposal was brought up for discussions in the Russian State Duma (Parliament) in connection with the Bill on Procedure of Registration of Migrants and People without Citizenship, said Ilgar Hajiyev, the chairman of Moscow branch of Congress of All-Russia Azerbaijanis , reported Trend quoting ANS TV.
According to Hajiyev, the Russian parliament has been discussing granting Russian citizenship and registration passports for a long time. Several Russian MP proposes to ban migrant labour as they fear that it can turn into France and other European countries where migrants exceed the norm.
Hajiyev also said that the Federal Migration Service of Russia proposes to improve registration system and to speed up the registration of foreign citizens.
"The Bill complicates registration procedures of foreign citizens and gives large authorities to the law enforcement agencies. Information about the new migrants will be sent right from the hotels," he said.
Hajiyev stated that even if Moscow will ban migrants, Azerbaijanis and CIS citizens will not suffer from it.
" Russia needs the migrant labour of former soviet republics," he said. The final decision on this issue will be made on 14 April 2008.