Saudi Arabia warns of no leniency toward illegal foreign workers
Saudi Arabia said Saturday that there would be no leniency toward organizations that hire illegal immigrants, Saudi Press Agency reported.
Saudi Arabia launched a nation-wide inspection this month, following a six-month amnesty for illegal foreign workers, Xinhua reported.
The Labor Ministry said in a statement that there will be no special treatment during the inspection, and that temporarily closing shops or companies won't help dodge punishment, as there will be repeated examinations to cover all registered organizations.
Although the amnesty is over, the Labor Ministry noted that illegal immigrants could still correct their situation after paying fines.