Kuwait Deports 18,221 Foreign Workers Over Violations

Kuwait authorities on Tuesday said they had expelled 18,221 foreign workers last year due to violations of labor rules and regulations.

Asia News reported that11,177 men and 7,044 women out of more than 257,000 migrants have to leave the country permanently due to multiple reasons, including their involvement in protests, the 

Some of the deported migrant workers were still in the country despite having expired residence permits. “Some foreign laborers were also involved in different kinds of crime, including violent behaviors and protests,” said Asia News. 

A number of the deported migrant workers also reportedly violated the COVID-19 rules and regulations imposed across the country.

Kuwait’s Ministry of the Interior also ordered the expulsion of workers with regular residence permits who were guilty of promoting or participating in protests. 

These laborers cited by the ministry had allegedly taken part in gatherings that were against the public interest and undermined the internal security of the country. 

The outlet also reported that the expulsion of foreign workers is part of providing job opportunities for domestic workers as Kuwait’s annual income has declined due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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