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Somaliland Govt deports illegal immigrants


Somaliland administration has deported more than 300 illegal immigrants, mostly Ethiopians in line with tough immigration policy, Garowe Online reports.

Most immigrants requested for the deportation after their stay permits expired, Somaliland immigration commander Mohamed Ali Yusuf told VOA Somali Service. Somaliland has curbed cross-border movement with controversial measures.

Meanwhile, Somaliland Interior Minister Ali Mohamed Waran Adde said, his government will send all illegal immigrants back to their original places on February 1. He called on people to register for new identification cards that separate Somaliland natives from illegals.

Somaliland, located in northwestern Somalia declared its independence from the rest of the country as de facto sovereign state in 1991 but it has not been recognized internationally yet.


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