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MOSCOW, June 17 (Itar-Tass) - About 4,000 illegal migrants have been expelled from Moscow since the beginning of the year. The term of stay has been reduced to some 1,700 foreign citizens for violations of the Russian migration laws, head of the Federal Migration Service’s Moscow department Olga Kirillova told journalists on Monday.
According to Kirillova, officers of Moscow’s migration services joinly with the police have stage about 850 inspections and checked 22,000 economic and social infrastructure facilities to expose illegal migrants.
“The inspections have exposed more than 75,000 cases of administrative violation of migration laws. About 604 million rouble worth of fines have been issued,” she said.
In the first five months of 2013, Moscow’s migration services registered 651,795 people. A total of 110,194 work permits and 62,950 work patents were issued to foreign citizens.
Some 13,000 foreigners have been banned from entering Russia for violations of migration laws, she added.