A meeting of the Parliamentary Human Resources Development Committee was held the day before yesterday, with a number of government agencies to the necessity of legislative amendments to the law of residence of foreigners and increase fees for expatriates, while the committee gave the government two weeks to provide clear visions of its plans to address the imbalances of the demographics, and «Kuta »Nationalities and determining the length of stay for the expatriate in the country.
Sources attending the meeting revealed that government representatives threw a ball to amend the legislation of the demographics in the Majlis Stadium, and that the Parliamentary Committee requested the broad lines of the required amendments in order to adopt them and expedite their issuance of a law before breaking the current session.
She added, "During the meeting, representatives of the Ministry of the Interior stated that two countries did not cooperate with Kuwait in deporting their workers, amid parliamentary demands to take measures with these two countries equal to the size of the damage inflicted on Kuwait from this position."
For his part, the head of the committee, Deputy Khalil Al-Saleh, announced that there was a failure that caused the high number of expatriates and the financial and social costs it entailed.
Al-Saleh told Al-Qabas that the committee will direct a number of inquiries to the government side about the government plan to reduce the percentage of non-Kuwaitis in the country, stressing that there is no alternative to draining the sources of residency trade and determining a nationality quota with a maximum limit for the expatriate's residence in the country.
The Human Resources Development Committee gave the government two weeks to submit written responses to the committee on a package of demands related to the government's perceptions of plans to address the imbalances in the demographics and the “quota” of nationalities and determine the length of stay of the expatriate in the country.
Sources revealed that the committee's meeting held last Tuesday witnessed a parliamentary government consensus to introduce legislative amendments to the Aliens Residence Law and the fees law, in terms of increasing fees for expatriates, noting that government representatives threw the ball to amend the legislation in the court of the Majlis.
The sources pointed out that the Supreme National Committee to address the imbalances of the demographics, asked for an opportunity to present its views on the issue and achieve progress on the ground.
She added, "During the meeting, representatives of the Ministry of Interior stated that two countries did not cooperate with Kuwait in the deportation of their two workers, amid parliamentary demands to take measures with these two countries that are equivalent to the size of the damage inflicted on Kuwait from this position."
For his part, Chairman of the Parliamentary Human Resources Development Committee, Khalil Al-Saleh, announced that the Supreme National Committee for Population Formation has been given two weeks to present its report on the period of time to complete its mission regarding the file of demographics, stressing that there was inaction that caused the high increase in the number of expatriates and the financial and social costs it entailed. Al-Saleh said in a press statement that the committee discussed the issue of demographics and how to deal with it, pointing out that there is a supreme national committee to change the demographics created since 2014, but has not submitted any project yet.