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In the Kuban region registration camps are formed for migrants based upon ethnic characteristics


The Governor of the Krasnodar region Alexander Tkachev the other day again attended to the problem of illegal migration. In his opinion, in order to quicken the deportation of illegal migrants, it is necessary to create centers for a temporary accomodation of foreign citizens and stateless persons, usually called filtration camps. At that, to avoid debiting the budget, these camps will consist of tents and not of houses. The Governors initiative is supported by the newly appointed public prosecutor of the Krasnodar region, Vladimir Eremin.

Regional treasuries inside the Central Administration for Domestic Affairs that manage the business of migration have established a staff of 400 inspectors for the purpose of immigration inspections.

These inspections would not only control the lodging of foreigners in Kuban, but also their labor migration. For ten months of this year in the Krasnodar region it has been found that the administration is taking responsibility for almost 50,000 foreign migrants. No one is able to say how many are illegally living in that region.

The centers for temporary accommodation are to be built in Krasnodar, Armavir, Tikhoretsk and Temruk. At the start of the construction of the centers, colonel Vladimir Gubenko asked that journalists not call attention to these camps and he attempted to portray the camps in a pleasant manner. This will be a place with proper living conditions and support. [There will be] Warm, new tents with stove heating, showers, and on the ground we plan to lay wood flooring. In situations where there is need, expert medical attention will be available; food will also be available, as well as protection, explained the colonel. In the words of Gubenko, The security is needed, because of inevitable conflicts that may arise, for example, between men and women. Security may also be needed for protection from criminals outside of the camp. At every camp will be 150 illegal immigrants.

The deportation of foreigners will be carried out not only because of regional budgets, but mostly because of the foreigners themselves and the invitation of their face. We are counting on the help of international communities; specifically, that they will take upon themselves the costs of transportation. For example, people from Tadjikistan or Uzbekistan are easily deported by bus to the Russian border in the Astrakonskaya region, but to deport a Vietnamese citizen by plane is very costly, stated Colonel Gubenko.

At the start of the year in Kuban, more than 400 people were forcibly returned to their home countries, and of these people, around half were Armenian. At that time a penalty of 25 million rubles was collected. Those who decide to work here legally, numbering about 6 thousand people, will increase the budget by 20 million rubles.

As of right now, not all aspects of the future filtration camps or centers for temporary accommodation, as they have been modestly named, have been thought through to the end. When asked by a correspondent from NI where the inhabitants of the camps will be buried, in special cemeteries or normal cemeteries, an unsure military officer promised, The situation wont be allowed to have a fatal outcome.

And at this time the camps are organized by ethnic characteristics. Georgians, Ukrainians, and Moldavians will be places in Temruk, not far from the water passages in Crimea. Illegal immigrants from Armenia will be housed in the Krasnodar camp, while citizens of Central Asia will be sent to centers located at the eastern borders of the region.



Source: Newspaper "Novii Izverstiya"

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