Tuesday, June 8, 2010

MoI braces to crackdown on illegal immigrants (WAM)

Abu Dhabi -The campaign (Sahem) launched recently by the UAE Interior Ministry to track down violators of the entry and residency law aimed to raise awareness among individuals in the community about the phenomenon and not to hesitate to report violators to competent authorities, said Major General Nasser bin Al Awadhi Al Menhali, acting assistant undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for Naturalisation, Residency and Ports Affairs.

He warned in statement those who deal with violators and infiltrators, announcing that the labour inspection teams of the Department of Violators Follow UP and Foreigners will continue its work day long to hunt the illegal immigrants to bring them to books.

‘The ministry will not spare any effort to crackdown on those who enter into the country and stay illegally’, Menahli said, calling on Emiratis and expatriates to cooperate with the Sahem campaign to report about infiltrators, violators and areas they reside through Sahem free toll 80080 round the clock.

Menhali noted that the phenomenon could subside in case all community members cooperate with the ministry of Interior.

He referred to the higher leadership instructions to take necessary measures to eliminate the phenomenon or those who conceal or harbour violators.

The entry and residency law punishes those who employ or harbour infiltrators with two month imprisonment and fine of AED100, 000. It punishes firm owner who employs absconding foreigner not on his sponsorship or leaves him to work with another illegally, with AED50, 000.

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