Migrant workers in Thailand face deportation

Two million undocumented workers could be deported in new crackdown on illegal migrants.

    In Thailand, two million undocumented migrant workers are facing deportation after a registration deadline passed earlier this month.

    Many of them could not afford the increased application fees to be documented.

    Thailand's labour minister is seeking to delay deportations in a country that has a significant reliance on migrant workers.

    Al Jazeera Scott Heidler reports from the port town of Mahachai.

     

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    We visualised 1.2 million votes at the UN since 1946. What do you think are the biggest issues facing the world today?

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.