Al-Fawzan Calls Illegal Foreign Workers ‘Virus’ of Saudi Economy

Rashid al-Fawzan writes in support of the crackdown on illegal foreign workers:

We should fight the smuggling of foreign manpower. We should also stop issuing recruitment visas except to Saudi employers who are in dire need. We should also not shy away from defaming Saudis who cover up for foreigners. We should monitor the transfer of funds being made by foreigners to their respective homes and scrutinize the private sector to tighten the grip on the illegal foreigners. The ministries of labor and commerce should protect the country against the dissipation of its economy and should observe remittances of foreigners very closely.

The campaign was halted after King Abdullah ordered authorities two weeks ago to give workers a grace period of three months.