The Ministry of Relations and Security Media reported that 340 men and 267 women were expelled from January 1 to 11. The action is in the interest of the security establishment to take action against the arrested offenders and expedite their deportation from the country. Kuwait has extended the grace period several times in recent months to renew residence permits for foreigners residing in the country illegally. There are approximately 4.6 million people in Kuwait in the country. Most of these are migrant workers. The inability to resolve the demographic imbalance led to failures in the management of the Kovid Pandemic. More than 22,000 expatriates are reported to have been deported from Kuwait in the past year and a half. In 19 months, 22,427 expatriates were deported. Al-Qabas newspaper reported that the figures were released from January 1, 2020 to September 1, 2021. The figures were released by Interior Minister Sheikh Tamir al-Ali Assabah in response to a question from Muhalhal al-Mudaf MP. Those deported were found guilty of trespassing, illegal domestic workers’ driving, driving without a license, drug and alcohol cases, and court deportations.
With the loss of residence permits to lakhs of expatriates, the labor shortage in various sectors of the country has intensified. The labor shortage in the areas where specialized skills are required has increased their demand in the labor market and it has become a situation where large wages are demanded. Many employers have offered higher salaries and benefits to those who work for lower wages in other companies.