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At least 46 Cambodian nationals have been arrested for allegedly illegally crossing over the Thailand border in Sa Kaeo province. Police there say the arrests are happening daily as the Cambodian nationals are trying to find work in Bangkok and neighbouring provinces. And, with the Covid-19 pandemic, the allegedly illegal border crossers are paying as much as 20,000 baht to agents to help them move across the border undetected. However, they are getting caught anyway upon crossing. The Cambodians were promised jobs in Thailand ranging from working in a bread factory to construction work. To get to Thailand, the immigrants […]

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Why doesn't the government come down HARD on the businesses doing the hiring? Is unemployment 0%? Exactly. These businesses are turning away Thais in lieu of cheaper labor from illegal migrants, who I'm guessing are sending their wages out of the country.  Hiring illegal migrants is a double whammy on the Thai economy.

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