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Saudi Migrants Flee Amid Visa Crackdowni
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November 23, 2013 2:11 AM
Thousands of foreign workers are leaving Saudi Arabia as authorities crack down on illegal immigrants. Analysts say the expulsions are aimed at improving employment for Saudis who have a jobless rate of 12 percent. Human rights groups say the migrants find themselves caught between the police and abusive employers. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA.

Saudi Migrants Flee Amid Visa Crackdown

Published November 22, 2013

Thousands of foreign workers are leaving Saudi Arabia as authorities crack down on illegal immigrants. Analysts say the expulsions are aimed at improving employment for Saudis who have a jobless rate of 12 percent. Human rights groups say the migrants find themselves caught between the police and abusive employers. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA.


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