Yonhap News Agency, Seoul, November 23. According to the "October Entry and Exit Foreigner Policy Statistics Monthly Report" released by the South Korean Ministry of Justice's Entry and Exit Foreigner Policy Headquarters on the 23rd, after foreigners illegally residing in South Korea broke the 400,000 mark for the first time in September, nearly More than 10,000 people were added in a month.
Statistics show that as of the end of October, the number of foreigners residing illegally in South Korea was 410,767, an increase of 12,012 from the previous month. The number of illegal residents in South Korea exceeded 200,000 for the first time at the end of 2014, soared to 355,000 in 2018, and broke through the 400,000 mark for the first time in September this year. Considering that there are 2.19 million foreigners in Korea, one out of every five foreigners is living illegally.
During the same period, the number of foreigners in South Korea totaled 2.199 million, an increase of about 20,000 from the previous month. The number of foreigners in South Korea has increased year by year since 2015 (1.89 million), exceeded 2 million for the first time in 2016, and increased to 2.524 million in 2019. However, after the outbreak of the new crown epidemic, it will decrease to 2.03 million and 2021 respectively in 2020 and 2021. 1.956 million, showing a rebound trend this year. (Finish)
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