A migrant worker is a person who either migrates within their home country or outside it to pursue work. Migrant workers usually do not have the intention to stay permanently in the country or region in which they work. Migrant workers who work outside their home country are also called foreign workers. They may also be called expatriates or guest workers , especially when they have been sent for or invited to work in the host country before leaving the home country.
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Those who have at least one South Korean parent are automatically granted South Korean nationality from birth, regardless of their decisions on whether to choose the nationality of the foreign parent or the country of birth if born outside South Korea. In the UN declared South Korea an official receiving country. The number of foreigners in South Korea grew from , in to 1 million in Among these are , temporary laborers, as well as , foreigners married to South Korean nationals. Furthermore, there are , illegal immigrants. Nominally, the South Korean government says it wants to create a multicultural society and foreigner-friendly environment. As described in the new national plan for immigration policy, the government claims a world-class South Korea welcoming of foreigners.
INSIGHT -South Asian migrant workers seek justice as wage theft worsens under coronavirus
By Patpicha Tanakasempipat , Orathai Sriring. BANGKOK Reuters -Thailand reported more than cases of coronavirus among migrant workers at the centre of its seafood industry on Saturday, by far the biggest one-day rise in a country that had previously brought the epidemic largely under control. The outbreak appeared in Samut Sakhon province, southwest of Bangkok, where four infections were reported at a shrimp market on Friday.
Thailand has been one of several Southeast Asian countries that were faring relatively unscathed by the pandemic. But on Saturday, health officials reported a daily record of new cases, almost all of them among migrant workers in the seafood industry in Samut Sakhon province, 34 kilometers 21 miles southwest of Bangkok. The new cases in Samut Sakhon, most not exhibiting symptoms, were found by mass testing after a year-old shrimp vendor at a seafood market tested positive for the virus.