Thursday, November 02, 2017
Kuwait's Foreign Resident Sword of Damocles: Deport, Deport, Deport!
Every week for I can't remember how long, there have been new proposals and laws issued to deport foreign residents. This week: more than 5 (minor) traffic violations and you're deported. Please - tell me what other country in the world deports you for traffic violations? If the US or UK mandated this law, there would be no more Kuwaitis left in those countries.
We should all change our salutation from, "How are you?" to "Deported yet?"
Here is my take:
Who leaves Kuwait first? It isn't the poor who probably either have their passports "held" (illegally, I might add) by their sponsors or who just can't afford a ticket (or otherwise) to go home. So, we are looking at educated, high-paid professionals who are probably adding to the economy of the country in many ways; and adding to the future of Kuwait in other ways. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot, Kuwait! Droves of professional Westerners are leaving Kuwait these days - people who have called Kuwait HOME for years. Almost all of my Western friends (professionals) have either left or are planning to leave Kuwait within the next year.
No one is looking into the economic impact of this mass exodus. MPs are just spouting hatred and "deport" to gain support for their own personal agendas/monetary gain. The true LEADERship of Kuwait should put an end to this nonsense. Enough!