Illegal aliens asked to leave before G-20

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Illegal aliens asked to leave before G-20

Korea is trying to rid itself of illegal aliens before the Seoul G-20 in November.

To encourage illegals to leave voluntarily, the Justice Ministry is waiving fines on both individuals and companies employing illegals - as long as they skedaddle before Aug. 31.

The measures will go into effect from Thursday, the ministry said yesterday. About 180,000 people are estimated to be residing in South Korea illegally.

Illegal aliens who voluntarily leave the country during the period will be exempt from fines and a five-year ban on future entry, the ministry said. Those individuals will be allowed to reenter the country through the normal processes in the future.

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