Yatsenyuk forecasts immigration flow-out due to economic crisis

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Nov. 28, 2008, 10:09 a.m. | Ukraine — by Ukrainian News
Arseniy Yatsenyuk, former Foreign Affairs Minister, Verkhovna Rada deputy of the Our Ukraine People's Self-Defense Bloc faction, forecasts immigration flow-out in Ukraine due to the economic crisis. He expressed this opinion in an interview for the Ukraina television company.

"They will leave because there are no jobs. The building boom has stopped. The world is facing the economic crisis," he said.

According to Yatsenyuk, Ukrainians working abroad will come back to Ukraine due to the financial crisis, and will take the jobs that are currently occupied by immigrants from economically undeveloped countries.

Yatsenyuk noted that the major influx of illegal immigration crosses Ukraine's Eastern frontier.

He also said it essential to create a state immigration agency.

Yatsenyuk assured the audience that he would not emigrate anywhere.

As Ukrainian News reported, in 2008 the Cabinet permitted entry to Ukraine for permanent residence to 3,570 foreign nationals and stateless persons, thus cutting their quota down from 7,323 in 2007.

In keeping with the Immigration Law of June 7, 2001, the permit to immigration is granted depending on the size of immigration quota set by the Cabinet of Ministers on an annual basis and based on proposals from central and local executive bodies of power and on the analysis of last year's immigration.
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