Putin Asked to Pardon Millions of Illegal Immigrants

The Moscow Times
Wednesday 20th February, 2013

Vladimir Putin grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants working in the country’s shadow economy, Izvestia reported Wednesday. “Due to the shadow economy and the growth of illegal immigration, the state budget does not receive several billion rubles annually,” Madzhumder said in a letter to Putin. Immigrants “are willing to pay taxes and comply with the laws and traditions of the Russian Federation.” There are about 10 million illegal immigrants in Russia, said the letter, which Izvestia received but Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said he hadn’t. The Federal Migration Service also s…

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