IMPACT – MEDIUM
Saudi Arabia has dramatically stepped up enforcement operations, arresting 24,000 foreign nationals on immigration or labor violations last week.
According to widespread media reports:
Background: The enforcement campaign follows an extended amnesty period during which foreign nationals with irregular immigration status were given the chance to either correct their status or leave the country without penalty. The amnesty ended last week and authorities subsequently launched a strict enforcement effort.
BAL Analysis: The enforcement campaign is a sign of how serious Saudi Arabia is about enforcing its immigration and labor laws. It comes amid a broader effort to ensure that companies are doing more to provide job opportunities to Saudi nationals before filling jobs with foreign workers. Employers with any concerns about their compliance with immigration laws should work with BAL to ensure that they remain compliant.
This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.
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