The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR), said that more than 800,000 Afghans returned from Iran over the last year.
400,000 of these immigrants have been forcefully returned to the nation, according to Abdul Mutalib Haqqani, the spokesperson for the ministry.
The ministry added that these immigrants were expelled from Iran due to illegal immigration and a lack of documents.
"In the last year, 820,000 immigrants from Iran returned to the nation, of which 400,000 were forcibly returned and the rest returned voluntarily," said Mutalib.
Meanwhile, some citizens consider poverty and unemployment as the main cause of illegal immigration and asked the Islamic Emirate to provide employment opportunities for them.
"I'm a university graduate, I don't have work, and the economic condition is very severe, therefore I have to go,” said Mohammad Zia, a resident of Kabul.
“I ask the Islamic Emirate to provide employment opportunities for youth inside the country, so they can work inside their community,” said Khaliq Dad, another resident of Kabul.
According to certain immigration activists, migrants face several issues along this path, including robbery and hostage-taking.
"To get out of this situation, it is essential that we develop a plan and fundamental solutions for a sort of legal immigration,” said Asifa Stanekzai, an activist for immigrant rights in Iran.
Previously, the Iranian embassy in Afghanistan, said that more than 6 million immigrants from Afghanistan reside in Iran, and about 2 million of them lack proper documentation for residency.
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