The new head of immigration Maj-Gen Surachate Hakparn has promised to investigate 60,000 migrants in a crackdown on illegal workers.
Possessions in the name of Thai wives may be able to be used as collateral in allowing visa extensions, Thai visa understands.
This appears to refer to wives of migrant workers rather than the broader issue of people like retirees who were not mentioned in the INN story.
The crackdown began on Wednesday in the Huay Khwang, Nana and Khao San areas with the arrest of 59 people from Nigeria, Myanmar, Syria, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Egypt, China and Palestine and some Thai nominees.
These people were found to be working illegally, entered Thailand illegally, failed to do 90 day reports, were working under Thai nominees or a combination of these offences.
INN posed the question in their headline: 60,000 foreigners in Thailand – are they legal?
Surachate promised justice for those following the rules – but said that he would arrest anyone who wasn’t no matter where they lived in Thailand.
He said that changes are in the offing regarding visa extensions and gave the example that possessions of Thai wives married to foreigners could be used as collateral.
He did not elaborate on any other changes and who exactly they might affect.
The high profile Maj-Gen took up his post on Monday and has already had a dramatic impact on the Immigration police.Facebook.
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