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Today, Monday (December 4, 2023), the Iraqi Ministry of Interior confirmed that there has been a significant decline in the phenomenon of foreigners entering Iraq through unofficial means during the recent period.
Ministry spokesman Colonel Miqdad Al-Moussawi told Baghdad Al-Youm, "There is no increase in the phenomenon of foreigners entering Iraq through unofficial means. Rather, there is a significant decrease in this phenomenon due to the security measures taken by the various Iraqi forces."
Al-Moussawi stated, "The majority of foreigners who enter Iraq unofficially through Syria and the northern cities of the region. Some of them enter with residency and their residency expires, but they remain working in Iraq. The majority of these are from poor Asian countries."
Last March, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs granted a 45-day deadline to correct the status of unregistered foreign workers, and the deadline expired on May 25.
During this period and beyond, the number of registered foreign workers increased to more than 100,000 registered foreign workers, out of more than one million foreign workers in Iraq, according to the Ministry of Labor.