Kuwait sweep nets expat violators in Bneid Al-Gar

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KUWAIT CITY, June 18: Kuwait’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense and Interior, Sheikh Fahd Al-Yousef, visited a shelter center for violators of residence and labor laws (Article 20) on Tuesday. During his tour, he assessed the security measures and living conditions, emphasizing the importance of providing comfort and essential supplies for the residents. He also commended the supporting entities for their contributions in preparing the center, which is designed to expedite the departure procedures for those staying there.

Kuwait’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense and Interior, Sheikh Fahd Al-Yousef

Earlier, the Ministry of Interior recently carried out an intensive security campaign in Bneid Al-Gar, which resulted in the arrest of several expatriates who violated the Domestic Labor Law (Article 20) and were referred to the labor shelter in preparation for their deportation. In a press statement, the ministry disclosed that these expatriates were arrested in an accommodation for bachelors in Bneid Al-Gar and they were referred to the labor shelter where all their needs are provided and they are treated in a humanitarian manner. Security sources confirmed to the daily that the ministry will block the files of sponsors of the expatriate workers arrested during the campaign.

Illegal residents in labor shelter house to be deported

They stressed that violating the Residency and Domestic Labor laws leads to deportation, even if the residency permit is valid, as domestic workers are not allowed to work for another sponsor. Sources said the security campaigns will continue in order to track down all those who violated the Residency and Labor laws indicating these campaigns will target violators, especially after the extended deadline for them to legalize their status or leave the country on June 30.

Earlier, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense and Interior Sheikh Fahad Al-Yousuf issued a directive to extend the deadline for violators of the Residency and Labor laws until June 30 due to the official Eid Al-Adha holidays and the huge demand from violators who wish to leave the country or rectify their status. The humanitarian deadline began in March and was supposed to end on June 17; but Sheikh Fahad Al-Yousuf ordered the twoweek extension, so that a larger number of violators could benefit from the grace period. Sheikh Fahad Al-Yousuf on Tuesday paid an inspection tour of the center of residency law violators.

During the tour, the minister underlined commitment to continuously providing all means of comfort to the facility’s lawbreakers and speeding up their deportation procedures, according to a Ministry of Interior release. Sheikh Fahad Al-Yousuf spoke highly of other state bodies’ cooperation with the ministry for equipping the center and providing residency law violators with security and living requirements.

In other news, the Kuwaiti Municipality has pursued its unabated campaign against malpractices throughout the country with the latest action being the closure of four basements in Hawally Governorate. The municipality said in a statement on Saturday that the inspection personnel closed the four basements and addressed 43 warnings in the governorate. The search and remove campaign is proceeding intensively to penalize culprits misplacing scrap and unneeded objects in non-designated spots, it affirmed, stressing that landlords must cooperate and heed the relevant laws and regulations. Earlier,the Kuwaiti Municipality on Saturday demanded people not to dump unused items involving old furniture before their apartment buildings, warning that fines would be imposed on violators as per the Municipal Law.

By Munif Naif
Al-Seyassah/Arab Times Staff and Agencies

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