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Saturday , February 29 2020

40,000 expats deported in 2019 for multiple reasons

Indians topped the list followed by Bangladeshis and Egyptians

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 16: Forty thousand expatriates were expelled from the country in 2019 for various reasons, most notably for violating the residence law, involvement in crimes, misdemeanors, reports Al-Qabas daily.

This number is in excess of 16 thousand persons deported last year, which witnessed the deportation of 34 thousand others. Well-informed security sources told the daily among the deported were 13 thousand women and 27 thousand men, representing 20 different nationalities.

The Indians topped the list of deportees, followed by the Bangladeshis and the Egyptian in third place.

The sources said the deportation center deported 23 thousand and General Administration of the Investigation of the Residence Affairs 17,000, indicating that the strategy of deporting the residents changed at the end of last November.

Sources say the deportation now is done only through the deportation center and not any other security departments, after taking fingerprints electronically of the deportees before their departure to ensure they do not enter the country again.

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