ICMPD launches conference on migration management policies

(Photo: From ICMPD website)
AMMAN — The International Center for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), in cooperation with relevant ministries and international partners, on Tuesday held a conference on lessons learned from the evidence-based Immigration Policies Development Project, a management system to unify data sources of foreigners residing in the Kingdom, in its first phase, according to Petra News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Interior Minister Mazen Faraya said in opening remarks that in view of the ministry's role to develop its services and systems, and due to its legal jurisdiction on foreigners' entry to and residence in the Kingdom, and recent regional developments, an urgent need emerged to adopt a new management approach of their files, basically depending on migration governance given the existence of multiple sources of foreigners' data, which made it hard to track their records.

Faraya said his ministry, in cooperation with relevant security bodies and entities, adopted the immigration policies development project to unify data sources to arrive at accurate records and figures of foreigners residing in the Kingdom, "so that their numbers can be handled in a systemic statistical method to draw up policies and take evidence-based decisions to preserve national interests."

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