Getting rid of squatters seems like an endless effort by the government. Squatters come back again and gradually build their houses in the city slums. Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, is the most wanted place for hobos to find a place to live in. For one thing, they think Jakarta is a suitable city to earn a living in; secondly, it is easier to build a squat in Jakarta. Target areas to build squats are usually slums like river sides and along the railways in Jakarta or Tanggerang. These two slummy areas have often been raided for squats.
It seems to me that the local government has no target regarding the squat raiding. Raiding on squats should give solutions to the squatters. What has happened to the squatters is that their houses have been torn down but they are not given choices where to live. We realize that they may be illegal residents of Jakarta. If they are, the authority should think of steps to deal with them. This is not done as far as I know. Until now I never know the percentage of illegal residents in Jakarta? I have searched in the internet but I have found nothing.
Based on the statistic data, the total population of the capital city for the year 2011 is approximately 10,187,595 people. This number probably excludes illegal residents who live in squats in the slummy areas.
Every year, the capital city of Indonesia is swamped with visitors who seem to want to look for jobs. Some work as maids in rich families, some others work in factories. And those who fail to work as maids or in factories are reluctant to go back home. Instead, they stay in squats for years. They are illegal residents of Jakarta but not illegal citizens of Indonesia. Most of them come from the villages in other provinces of Indonesia. I think the authority should do something about it.