printable banner

U.S. Department of State - Great Seal

U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

Deportation of Tajik Workers from Russia


Taken Question
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 18, 2011

Share

QUESTION: What is your reaction to ethnic Tajik migrant workers in Russia who say they have been unjustly targeted for arrest and deportation?

ANSWER: We understand the need for any country to control its borders and document those from other countries visiting, transiting, residing, and working there. The challenge is to apply the law in an evenhanded way, and to avoid targeting individuals on the basis of ethnicity or nationality. We refer you to both the Russian Federation and Tajikistan for comments on the nature of the current dispute and prospects for its resolution.



PRN: 2011/1963

Sign-in

Do you already have an account on one of these sites? Click the logo to sign in and create your own customized State Department page. Want to learn more? Check out our FAQ!

OpenID is a service that allows you to sign in to many different websites using a single identity. Find out more about OpenID and how to get an OpenID-enabled account.