Officials to Meet About Census Findings

The Interior Ministry’s immigration department will on Wednesday report the findings of a nationwide census of foreigners that began in August, an immigration official said Monday.

“The general department of immigration will hold the meeting to total [the results] on January 21 at the Interior Ministry,” said Uk Heisela, chief of investigations at the department.

“The census might finish before the meeting begins.”

Since the census began, 1,291 foreigners from 29 countries have been deported, Mr. Heisela said. Of those deportees, he said, 1,134 were Vietnamese nationals.

Immigration department officials previously said that Indian, Russian, Nigerian, Thai, Filipino, French, North Korean and Afghan nationals had also been deported as part of the census.

Mr. Heisela said that while conducting the census, he found that about 60 percent of foreigners were in the country on business visas and did not have work permits.

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