Poland's Forward Thinking: Documenting the Undocumented

The Polish government are documenting undocumented migrants. This policy applies to undocumented immigrants who have uninterruptedly resided in Poland since at least 20 December 2007 and to asylum seekers who were denied refugee status before 1 January 2010.

The documents provide for 2 years residence including a right to work. Legalising the immigrants' stay will benefit the Polish economy by turning them into taxpayers, said a pragmatic and realistic Rafal Rogala, Head of the Immigration Office in the Ministry of Interior.

A very realistic and, in the current economic climate, beneficial approach to all. It's a shame other countries do not follow this approach.

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