14400 Expats deported in 4 months from Kuwait

April 29, 20163 Comments

Kuwait has stepped up deportations of expatriate workers this year, a newspaper in the Gulf emirate reported Friday, with most expelled for outstaying their residency permits but others sent home for traffic offences.

In the first four months of the year, authorities deported 14,400 expats, compared with 26,600 in the whole of 2015, Al-Anba newspaper reported. Expatriates make up some 70 percent of Kuwait’s 4.3 million population, greatly outnumbering its 1.3 million citizens. In April 2013, then labour minister Thekra al-Rashidi announced plans to deport around 100,000 expatriates each year for the next decade to reduce the number of foreigners living in the emirate by one million.

The government made a string of traffic offences punishable by deportation, including skipping red lights and driving without a licence, a document difficult for many expats to obtain. Al-Anba said most of the deportations were carried out without trial,

using controversial powers given to senior interior ministry officials that have drawn criticism from human rights groups.

Source : Tribune

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  1. "We deport" not "whe deported". I suggest you write in your mother tongue.

  2. I propose that Europe installs the same rules and for the next decade whe deported 50000 Arabs for the same reasons
    Put then off course we are called islamphobe

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