KLANG: The Immigration Department has begun a large-scale operation to flush out illegal immigrants after the deadline to apply for the temporary Enforcement Card (E-Card) expired at midnight last night.
An operation led by its director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali raided two workers’ dormitories at Batu 7 Kapar, Klang with a team of 86 officers from the Selangor and Putrajaya Immigration Department.
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In the raid, 239 foreign workers were screened and it was found 51 of them, including 12 women, had no valid travel documents and had overstayed.
Mustafar said the detained illegal immigrants gave various reasons for not having applied for the E-Card, among them not knowing the deadline for the application and that the employer had informed them that the E-Card application period would be extended.
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