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Saudi Arabia: Saudi Cracks Down on Expats and Citizens for Range of Violations

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Staff Writer, TLR

Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00


Saudi Arabia, illegal immigrants

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has cracked down on thousands of expats and citizens alike for violations of laws. Within one month, Saudi authorities said they issued 7,344 arrests against expatriates and Saudi nationals for breaking the country's norms, as part of a stepped-up crackdown on illegal immigrants. As per reports, the Saudi General Directorate of Passports took the steps against international residents and Saudis for breaking the kingdom's residency, work, and border security laws. Saudi security officials announced that 16,466 unlawful migrants had been arrested. The Kingdom has also warned that strict penalties shall entail illegal entry or facilitation of illegal entry to Saudi Arabia. The penalties range across imprisonment, fines or deportation.