Integrate expats into society, abolish kafala system: Study


RIYADH — A recent security research study has recommended integrating expatriates into society and abolishing the system of kafala (sponsorship). The study, conducted by King Fahd Security College, said the kafala system has increased the number of expatriates in the country. The study, titled: “Expatriate workers in GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries and their impact on security,” warned that some expatriates who hold a grudge against their sponsors turn vindictive and hence resort to crime.