MIL OSI – Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English – Press Release/Statement
Headline: Aleksandr Gorovoy discussed future collaboration in migration area with human rights defenders
In the Russian MIA, First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Colonel General of Police Aleksandr Gorovoy carried out a working meeting with the management of the Human Rights Council under the President of the Russian Federation, representatives of public organizations protecting migrants’ rights, and representatives of the scientific community.
The First Deputy Minister noted that over 9.2 million foreigners had entered the Russian Federation only during the first six months of the current year. At the moment, the number of foreigners in Russia approximates 10 million. According to Aleksandr Gorovoy, the scale of migration flows require the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation to adjust the legal framework in this area, upgrade the processes of setting quotas for temporary residence permits, and settle a number of other no less important issues. He emphasized that the work should combine efforts of all federal executive bodies and organizations concerned.
The First Deputy Minister also spoke of the liquidation since January 1, 2017 of temporary accommodation facilities for Ukrainian citizens and stateless persons who had earlier arrived to the Russian Federation on a massive scale in an expedited manner. It is necessary to collaborate with the authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation and federal executive bodies concerned in order to arrange the systematic work for their social and labor adaptation in our country. Besides, there is a number of issues related to the stay of stateless persons in special facilities for temporary accommodation of foreign citizens that should also be settled.
The need to improve the migration registration of foreign citizens and to strengthen the liability for making false documents was also discussed.
It was noted that the Ministry would pay particular attention to the lawfulness of employment of foreign citizens by legal entities and sole proprietors.
At the end of the meeting, the participants agreed to continue contacts and fruitful cooperation.