Police of Migration Control was formed on execution of Order of the President of Ukraine from April 6, 2011 “Problem of State Migration Service of Ukraine” by Ministry of Interior. How a new subdivision will operate in the region, its priorities and tasks – these subjects were discussed during the working meeting of the chief of Head Administration of State Migration Service in Transcarpathian region Igor Mykhailyshyn and the chief of newly created department of police of migration control of AMOI, Vitaliy Shymonyak.
The principle task of the subdivision is to secure implementation of set tasks upon Migration Service on realization of state policy in the sphere of counteraction to illegal migration. This problem is specially actual for Transcarpathia that often becomes a transit territory on the way of illegal migrants to the countries of European Union and is a key region, where accumulation, group formation and their transportation through the state border take place. Thus, in the course of the last year, MOI and SSU officers detained 517 illegal migrants in the region, and in the first quarter of the current year this number comprises 102.
Newly created Police of Migration Control (PMC) is also engaged in problems of calling to administrative responsibility for the break of legislation in the sphere of registration of physical persons, issue of documents proving identity and confirm citizenship; it will prepare proposals as to term shortening of foreigners and stateless persons’ stay in Ukraine, their compulsory return and expel, ban on entrance as well as it will provide with the guard of the centres of temporary stay of refugees and foreigners, etc..