Putin Proposes Crackdown on Illegal Immigration

Anna Smolchenko, Google News, January 26, 2012

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Thursday repeat migration offenders should be banned from entering Russia for up to 10 years as he proposed tough new immigration rules ahead of a March election.

The proposals, which include criminal charges for employing what Putin labeled effective “slave” labour, came just days after he wrote that migrants wishing to work in Russia should pass language, history and law tests.

“We are proposing to ban entry into Russia for a period of five to 10 years—and maybe for a more extensive term—for those who have been caught committing repeated gross violations of migration legislation or have been deported after a court order,” Putin said.

Speaking at the offices of the Federal Migration Service, he said those who employ illegal migrants should face criminal charges as opposed to fines.

“Sanctions against those who provoke illegal immigration must be strengthened,” he said in televised remarks.

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Of around 9.2 million foreigners residing in Russia, around four million were illegally employed even though they were registered with the authorities, Putin said, adding that more highly-qualified, skilled workers needed to be attracted.

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Some analysts said Putin’s pre-election bid openly flirted with xenophobia and sought to hijack the nationalist slogans of activists who have joined the protest movement against the strongman’s 12-year rule.

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Many in Russia—where Orthodox Christianity is the dominant religion—chafe at the increased numbers of Muslim migrants and some of their traditions like slaughtering sheep in public.

“During (Islamic) holidays people in large cities, local residents already prefer to stay indoors. How about that? Where are we heading?” Putin said.

“This destabilises our own society,” he said in comments released by the government.

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  • Anonymous

    Maybe the GOP ought to nominate Putin.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-McConnell/563448640 Michael McConnell

    It seems to me that Russia will be the only hope for the white race.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RI7DPMWBJAMJKTYFJT3FL4WHQY Ziwtra

      This is a very noble statement, but I would not be too certain about that. Consider the fact that slavic Russians have a low birth rate, widespread abortion and a high mortality rate due to alcoholism and drugs. Aside from that, Russia has very long borders with Muslim states in the south, whose people that have been historical enemies are invading Russia. Also don’t forget the Muslim republics in Caucasus within Russia (Chechnya, Dagestan) who have been permanently wrecking havoc on stability and whose people are breeding like rats and are responsible for the majority of crimes committed. The only thing about Russia that might indeed pose hope for the white race is their national self-respect, resistence to political correctness and general racial awareness (you will see very few slavic women marrying or having relationships with blacks and Central Asians). However, the only solution as far as securing national integrity and safety is a secession from the southern Muslim republics, combined with the repatriation of these people and the establishment of strong borders. Certainly, not every inch of borders that are thousands of miles long can be guarded, but should any non-white/non-slavic looking person be found anywhere within the new Russian territory, he would be subject to immediate deportation. Also, in case Chechnya or any other state supportive of islamc terrorism perpetrates terrorist attacks on Russia, the military response should be immediate and harsh, warning that the next defensive attack would be many times as devastating.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Preston-Wiginton/100001737079760 Preston Wiginton

    Lip service before the elections. Putin also realizes the rise of nationalism and has to fall in line a bit  or not only face dismissal for politics, but possible revolution. 

  • Anonymous

    Mr Wiginton is right.  Putin has had twelve years to crack down on illegal immigration. Instead, he has enacted mass amnesties.  See the subheading on immigration in this interview: http://thedevilsreview.com/?p=160    Now, suddenly the message changes. Putin is worse than the average GOP politician.

  • Anonymous

    But they’re just doing the jobs that Russians won’t do!!!

  • Anonymous

    He is just banning repeat offenders?  Sounds like lip service to me, I agree with Preston Wiginton.

    He should start by banning abortions for whites.

  • Rebelkelt

    The Eastern Europeans and especially Russians have shown far more confidence and common sense than we in the west when it comes to self preservation. You do not see them groveling before any racial group.When they were in Afghanistan they killed 20% of the population.We have killed what a few thousand with much superior technology. IF THEY HAD OUR TECHNOLOGY AND MONEY THERE WOULD NOT BE AN AFGHAN PROBLEM.