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Thailand Threatens to Deport 300,000

18 December 2012

Thailand plans to deport more than 300,000 migrant workers from neighboring countries now that a national verification (NV) deadline has passed, The Bangkok Post reported on Tuesday. Pravit Khiengpol, chief of the Department of Employment, said that migrant workers who failed to apply for NV by last Friday’s deadline are required to report to immigration offices in border provinces to be deported. However, there have also been reports suggesting that Thailand will extend its deadline for Burmese workers by three months following a meeting between leaders of the two countries on Monday.