1979 Immigration Act
24 Jan 2017
On 25 January 2017, Chumphon Court schedules for evidence and witness examination trial between public prosecutor (Plaintiff) and Mr. Song Zhiyu (Defendant), the mechanical design engineer and computer programmer, on charges under the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979), despite the fact that Mr. Song has been recognized by UNHCR Thailand as a genuine refugee, who should enjoy international protection.
7 Oct 2016
Despite the junta’s nationalistic rhetoric, the deportation of Joshua Wong has sparked debate over Thailand’s sovereignty and foreign policy as the regime appears increasingly eager to please Beijing.
1 Sep 2016
A provincial court in southern Thailand has sentenced a man to 35 years in jail for trafficking nearly 100 Rohingya refugees, some of whom died from suffocation. The provincial court of the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat on Wednesday, 31 August 2016, sentenced Sunon Saengthong, an alleged human trafficker, to 35 years imprisonment and a fine of 666,000 baht, the Migrant Working Group reported.
3 Jun 2015
A Thai civil society organisation has started a campaign to amend Thailand’s immigration law to grant temporary shelter for Rohingya refugees and other asylum seekers. Thai Committee for Refugees Foundation (TCR), a Thailand based CSO established to assist refugees and asylum seekers, opened a page on Change.org in order to collect names for a campaign called ‘Treat Them (asylum seekers) like Tourists’ to amend the Kingdom’s 1979 Immigration Act.