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MOSCOW, October 21 (Itar-Tass) - The Moscow Region's Governor Andrei Vorobyov believes the powers to set quotas for migrant workers and impose a special migration regime should be transferred to the level of regions, his press service said on Monday.
Every third officially registered migrant settles in the region around Moscow, and there are 250,000 illegal migrants, Vorobyov said. "Our aim is to establish order in the area of migration." Construction sites, markets and vegetable storehouses must not be breeding grounds for crime, he stressed, adding that those people whose professions and qualification are in demand in Russian economy should arrive to work here.
"We support the proposal to transfer the powers to set quotas and impose a special migration regime for Moscow and the region," he said.
The region's authorities, in accordance with the agreement with federal authorities, have already lowered the quotas for migrant workers by a third this year. In 2012, it was set to have 149,000 people, and this year no more than 102,300.
"Clear regulations must be introduced for migrants to know how to defend their rights, pay taxes and behave strictly in accordance with the legislation and for employers not to violate the law. We support any reasonable measures to fight (illegal) migration, lower quotas and impose visas for countries that supply migrants," the governor said.