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MIA of Russia prepares law on deportation of migrants working without contract

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia has prepared a law on the deportation of migrants working without a contract, Russian media reported.

The developed document provides for the introduction of a ban on attracting foreigners to work without concluding an employment contract. For violation of the employer can be fined, and the foreigner expelled from the country.

In accordance with the draft document, the violation of this prohibition should be punished by imposing a fine on individuals up to 5,000 rubles. On officials for the same violation can be imposed a fine of up to 50,000 rubles. Companies can fine up to 800,000 rubles and suspend work up to three months.

An amendment to another article provides for the imposition of fines of up to 5,000 rubles for the foreigners themselves who have entered into employment without entering into an employment contract. An additional punishment for violators could be administrative deportation outside of Russia.

The need to adopt a new law in the Ministry of Internal Affairs is explained by the need to improve control over the implementation of the provisions of the treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union. Citizens of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan are not required to obtain special permits to work in Russia, however, for a long stay in the country, there is still a need for an employment contract.

The developers believe that the uncontrolled involvement of foreigners leads to the collection of incorrect statistics on the number of migrant workers and deprives the authorities of the ability to objectively predict the migration situation.