KUWAIT CITY, May 14: Brigadier Ghazi Al-Omar, head of the Immigration Security Department at the Ministry of Interior is said to have submitted a proposal to the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Ahmed Al-Hmoud Al-Sabah through the Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for Nationality and Passports, Major-General Sheikh Faisal Al-Nawaf to allow residence law violators to leave the country without paying fines, reports Al-Anba daily quoting reliable sources.
The sources added the proposal also says these people should be allowed to return to the country legally on new visas. According to the proposal a grace period should be given to the violators during the the summer season so as not to interfere with academic programs of their children.
The proposal also says the number of violators of different nationalities far exceeds 100,000 people. The proposal says the campaigns organized by the Ministry of Interior are not enough to solve the problem.
However, the source added the decision rests in the hands of Sheikh Hmoud Al-Sabah, the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior.
The number of people who benefited from the previous amnesty did not exceed the 25 percent of the residence law violators.
Source: Arab Times