Amnesty for Migrants in Italy: More than 12,000 Bangladeshis apply for regularisation

At least 12,746 undocumented Bangladeshi migrants in Italy have applied for regularisation under an Italian government-declared amnesty programme which is scheduled to end today

Aug 15, 2020
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At least 12,746 undocumented Bangladeshi migrants in Italy have applied for regularisation under an Italian government-declared amnesty programme which is scheduled to end today.

Their papers will now be verified and they will be interviewed by the authorities concerned before they get their work permits, Arfanul Haque, labour welfare counsellor at the Bangladesh Embassy in Rome, told The Daily Star yesterday.

"Most of the Bangladeshi migrants applied to the domestic work sector as caregivers," he said over a WhatsApp call.

Asked whether all will be regularised, the mission official said there is a condition for the domestic work sector that workers have to apply under the specific employer, which the authorities will verify afterwards.

So, it cannot be said at this stage how many have fulfilled the condition, he added.

He added that the Bangladesh mission was trying to help the undocumented workers process their papers properly.

https://www.thedailystar.net/backpage/news/amnesty-migrants-italy-more-12000-bangladeshis-apply-regularisation-1945169

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