Expatriate Deportations on the Rise in Kuwait

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KUWAIT CITY, Aug 21: The pace of deportation expatriates who violate the residency law, those involved in criminal and misdemeanor cases, and those who are administratively deported for the public interest, has been accelerated by a decision issued by the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled with the aim of consolidating security and purifying the country from marginal labor and anyone who attempts to transgress the law, reports Al-Qabas daily.

According to a senior security source, 25,000 expatriates were deported from the beginning of January until August 19, which is an average of 108 expatriates deported daily.

These expatriates were deported administratively for several reasons, most notably violating the residency and labor laws, and their involvement in drug abuse and peddling, palm handling, and committing acts that harm the country’s security, and others. Among those administratively deported in the public interest are 10,000 women who have transgressed the law and committed violations.

The Ministry of Interior has prepared a security plan to arrest 100,000 violators who are hiding. Intensive campaigns will be launched to arrest them, within the framework of a comprehensive move to purify the country from all violators.

The number of deportees is likely to cross the 35,000 barrier by the end of 2023.

Dozens of drug users and promoters were arrested during the past week and referred to the deportation center.

The source highlighted the strict instructions issued by Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled to intensify efforts to tighten the security, adjust the demographics, and purify the country from random employment, adding that penalties will be applied on any company or sponsor that covers up for violators.

He explained that the General Administration for Residence Affairs Investigation came at the forefront of the security departments that referred expatriates for deportation due to the expiry of their residency permit or for the violation of the labor law, and other reasons. The Public Security Sector ranked second in referring expatriates for deportation.

The current year witnessed the largest movement of deportation of expatriates.

The number of expatriates deported due to the use and peddling of narcotic substances has increased significantly since the beginning of this year.

The plan drawn up by the General Department of Residency Affairs Investigation about six months ago bore fruit and resulted in the arrest of thousands of marginal workers, residency law violators and those involved in crimes.

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