Azerbaijani official: Country registers 8,000 immigration violations
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 29 / Trend K.Zarbaliyeva /
Azerbaijan registered 8,000 violations of the immigration law in 2010, Azerbaijani Migration Service Head Arzu Rahimov told journalists on Wednesday.
Rahimov said it is difficult to determine exactly which country's citizens mostly violate Azerbaijani immigration legislation, but it is necessary to take into account the number of foreigners residing in the country.
"For example, given the large number of Turkish citizens residing in Azerbaijan, the most of offenses were down to them," Rahimov said.
Although the number of migrants from Pakistan and Central Asia is small, these groups often violate the law, he added.
"As a result of the activities undertaken by the Migration Service, up to 400 Chinese citizens and about the same number of Pakistanis were deported from Azerbaijan due to violations of the country's laws," Rahimov said.
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