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Saudi Arabia’s Ruthless Migrant Policy - Saudi Arabia has recently expelled almost 40,000 Pakistanis, to add to the 243,000 already expelled

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National Review
Article date: 
February 21, 2017
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National News
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Saudi Arabia has recently expelled almost 40,000 Pakistanis, to add to the 243,000 already expelled between 2012 and 2015. In answer to advertisements, they had come to the country to do the menial laboring jobs that Saudis feel put the doer to shame. Many of them are accused of visa violations. There are other reasons. The drastic downturn of the economy means that laborers go unpaid, and the authorities deal with complaints by getting rid of complainers. A handful of Pakistanis have been sentenced to prison for terrorism. The chairman of a committee that handles security is on record saying that those entering the country should first have their religious and political affiliations checked. This from the Saudis, who are front-line practitioners and financiers of terror. Furthermore, a friend who has lived in Saudi Arabia tells me that migrants, and especially Syrians, are considered trouble-makers not to be admitted into the country under any circumstance...