The chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia, Alexander Bastrykin, said that codification of migration legislation and the introduction of mandatory genomic registration of all labor migrants from neighboring countries entering Russia were required. He reported about this in an interview with Interfax.
According to the head of the IC, now migration is regulated by “hundreds of regulations”, and this is “a multifaceted and rather complicated regulatory framework.”
Bastrykin proposes “to register all forms of migration, as well as the norms related to the registration of foreigners, with the issuance of quotas for employment, as well as to clearly define the procedure for registering migrants, their fingerprinting and other types of control”, and introduce mandatory genomic registration of “all labor migrants entering Russia from neighboring countries ”.
The law also, in his opinion, should spell out the procedure for interaction of law enforcement agencies with border guards, which will make migration control more effective.
“Such measures will seriously tighten control over migration processes, will put an additional barrier to the penetration of criminals into our labor market, and law enforcement agencies will more successfully disclose the crimes they have committed,” he explained.
Bastrykin said that in January-June 2020, more than 17 thousand crimes committed by foreigners were investigated in Russia, and in the first half of 2021 – almost 19 thousand.
“At present, there is an increase in illegal acts of labor migrants, with their participation there are gross violations of public order, mass fights. Criminological studies show that the increasing aggression of labor migrants is associated with improper organization by employers of their social and living conditions, as well as with the lack of proper prevention of offenses among those arriving to work in Russia, who need to be informed about the responsibility and consequences of committing certain illegal acts ” , – he said.