Crackdown On Illegal Immigration

Vladimir Putin has suggested sending to jail those who hire illegal immigrants or lodge them in flophouses. The Prime Minister also wants to ban entry to Russia for five to ten years to those who were deported from the country for violating immigration laws.

‘It is proposed to close the entry to Russia for a period of five to ten years or, perhaps, for a longer period to those who were caught in repeated breach of immigration laws or deported by a court’s order’, the RIA Novosti news agency quoted Putin as saying.

The Prime Minister has asked the Federal Migration Service to develop criteria to test the knowledge of Russian language and make a list of 100 books that every immigrant must read.