State Duma to review bill on fines for parties inviting irresponsible immigrants
MOSCOW, February 13 (RAPSI) – Russian government has submitted a bill to the State Duma proposing to introduce administrative liability for officials and legal entities that invite immigrants and don’t take measures to control their terms of stay in Russia, the government’s statement reads.
According to the statement, in 2017, the Interior Ministry took action in 136,000 cases of violations of regulations concerning residence of foreign citizens and persons without citizenship in Russia.
Current legislation does not obligate an inviting party to control how immigrants comply with their declared goal of entering Russia during their residence in the country. While individuals are liable for taking no measures to organize timely leave of an immigrant, the officials and legal entities do not.