Cambodia Deports Over 14,000 Undocumented Foreign Nationals

Cambodia has deported 14,018 undocumented foreign nationals between 2014 and 2017, according to local media report.

The figure was made known by Gen. Sok Phal, General Director of the General Department of Immigration at the Ministry of Interior.

Most of the illegal immigrants are Vietnamese, and other nationalities include Chinese, South Korean, American, French, British, Japanese, Thai and North Korean.

Of the total deported foreign nationals, added the director as cited in the report, 2,350 are female.

Spilt by year, Cambodia deported 2,357 undocumented foreign nationals in 2017; 3,376 in 2016; 6,978 in 2015; and 1,307 in 2014.

The effort intends to encourage legality among foreign nationals in Cambodia in order to ensure social security.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press