FG INSISTS ON DEPORTING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS AS FROM JANUARY 12, 2020

Adelani Adepegba and Ademola Babalola The Federal Government has insisted that any undocumented alien that fails to take part in the e-registration of the Nigeria Immigration Service will be deported after the January 12, 2020 deadline. The NIS spokesman, Sunday James, who stated this  in a telephone interview with The PUNCH, also said any Nigerian who engaged undocumented migrants as security guards, nannies or housemaids could be sentenced to seven years in jail and fined N1m by the court as from January 2020. The NIS also said aliens who failed…

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SOUTH AFRICA DEPORTS 10,000 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

South Africa Department of Home Affairs, on Wednesday, said that more than 10,000 illegal migrants have been deported from South Africa in the first six months of 2019. Home Affairs Minister spokesman Siya Qoza said it was clamping down on illegal migration and that plans were in place to secure the country’s porous borders. “These deportations happen regularly, following the prescribed legal processes”, Xinhua quoted him as saying. “In the same period we have charged 1,048 employers for breaching immigration laws and more than half of these were in Gauteng.…

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