Kuwait Govt. initiates crackdown on fraudulent work permits & human trafficking
Author: Migrant Rights, Published on: 3 April 2019
"Kuwait begins 'massive' deportation campaign", 3rd April 2019
Security sources told Arab Times Online that Kuwait will launch a large-scale detention and deportation campaign on an estimated 120,000 irregular migrants.
Significant irregularities in the farming sector and 15 cases of human trafficking have been uncovered so far. Kuwait's Directorate-General of Residence Affairs stated that expats brought in under fake companies - at least 10,000 of whom were brought in by just six Kuwaiti owners - would not be deported. Thousands of migrants have already been arrested in the past six months, in what officials say is a crackdown on visa traders and fake companies.