200,000 Illegals Deported in Four Months

Saudi Gazette, March 20, 2013

More than 200,000 foreigners staying illegally in the Kingdom were deported during the first four months of the current Hijra year, official figures have said.

According to the General Directorate for Passports, 201,350 foreigners who were not properly documented were deported during the period, local media reported Tuesday.

The deportees included people who were smuggled into the Kingdom and expatriates who did not regularize their stay or were not allowed to extend their stay.

A security check to ensure there were no pending cases was performed before the deportees were cleared to leave the country, a statement from the department added.

Officials this week reported that 106,696 foreigners, mainly Yemenis, were apprehended as they were trying to infiltrate Saudi Arabia in the last four months.

All companies and establishments as well as Saudi citizens and residents have been warned against hosting, accommodating or employing foreigners without proper documents, the directorate said.

“All those who become aware of irregular situations should report them,” it said.

Saudi Arabia is home to around 10 million foreigners, mainly Asians working in the construction and service sectors. Many of the expatriates have been working in the Kingdom for several years, but a drive by the authorities to curb reliance on foreigners is set to reduce their presence by at least three million.

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  • Bill

    You think there are jobs HERE we won’t do? Saudis don’t do ANY of their own work, unless that job is a result of nepotism and appointments to various government oversight jobs. Gotta do something with all those princes and offspring of princes ya know. They are particular about WHO gets all those jobs they won’t do though. NO blacks. NO Palestinians. NO Philipinos. NO Mexicans for sure. They all proved troublesome or lazy, so they were all expelled and never sought again.

    • Traveller

      There’s a saying over there that goes, “A true Saudi doesn’t lift anything heavier than money . . . “

    • The__Bobster

      It won’t matter. I’ve sent him similar links. They go in one Engel-ear and out the other.

      • Katherine McChesney

        Engleman is a misfit, isn’t he?

  • The__Bobster

    The difference between the Saudi number of deportees and Obongos’s number of deportees is that I believe the Saudi number.

    • guest

      I believe Obongo’s number. I believe it probably consists of improved enforcement against Europeans who overstay their visas and are quickly deported.

  • Stentorian_Commentator

    It’s just nice to see a country that actually puts the interests of its whole people first, even if I otherwise don’t think much of the Saudis. I also get a temporary lift with similar stories about Israel’s immigration control and birth control on the Ethiopians.

  • crystalevans

    The Saudis are subsidizing the studies of bright students in American universities so that they can take over many of the jobs that are currently done by expats.

  • Paleoconn

    When certain countries do it, it’s not racist.

  • Shattered

    But at least they are deporting them. Here, they would march proudly in the streets flying the flags of foreign nations screaming for amnesty while engaging in street crimes until they had enough money coming in from welfare anchors to sit in front of the TV and smoke dope all day with a medical marijuana “prescription” card in their back pocket.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    I imagine Muslims from poor nations who travel to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj religious pilgrimage and then overstay are also a major problem. They get about three million Hajjis each year.

  • LastBastionOfHope

    Must be nice to have an immigration policy with some courage.

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    “Many of the expatriates have been working in the Kingdom for several years, but a drive by the authorities to curb reliance on foreigners is set to reduce their presence by at least three million.”

    Good for the Saudis. They seem to be learning the lesson that relying on foreigners to perform your work means allowing a generally lower-IQ, more violent underclass to live within your nation, threatening your own people’s safety.

    If only our leaders could see that.

    • Sloppo

      Our “leaders” DO see that. The problem is that they want violent chaos because it enables them to make the changes that they want to make.

      • liberalsuck

        Both Republicans and Democrats benefit from this. The Democrats want the votes and more victims to keep them in office. The Republicans want the cheap labor. You have to make it economically disadvantageous to hire illegals and have to make them uncomfortable to want to be here.

  • KenelmDigby

    Curiously, this story is totally ignored by the MSM.
    If any White, western nation even had the temerity of even discussing a similiar plan, it would have Hell and Damnation to pay from the MSM.