The Kuwait government—not laboring under the race-denying liberalism and “human rights” delusions afflicting western European states—has announced a new set of deportations Filipino illegal invaders arrested in that Middle Eastern nation.
According to a report in the Kuwait Times, many of the illegals had been in Kuwait for more than a decade without papers—but even the length of their stay did not grant them any residence rights.
The newspaper used the example of “Noraisa,” a Filipina domestic helper who was deported after 16 years of working without a visa.
She was one of 74 other illegal Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Kuwait who were repatriated as part of the continuing program by the Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior and Kuwait Immigration Department under the Assisted Voluntary Repatriation Program (AVRP).
The group flew back to the Philippines late yesterday via Gulf Air.
The group was led to Kuwait International Airport by Philippine Embassy’s Assistance to Nationals Unit (ATNU) along with Philippine Vice Consul to Kuwait Charleson Hermosura.
“We are happy and thankful for the great help and cooperation given to us by Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior and Immigration Department. This Assisted Voluntary Repatriation Program (AVRP) is a continuing program and it helps many of our compatriots leave the country without being charged for violating the country’s immigration rules,” Hermosura said.
“Without this program, many Filipinos are in jail for violating immigration rules, while many are also deported. Thank God for AVRP,” Hermosura added.
The AVRP is an agreement signed between the Kuwait government and the Philippines embassy in Kuwait as a way out for many illegal Filipinos in the country without detention and penalty.
Out of 75 repatriated OFWs in that session, only two were from the Philippine embassy’s Philippine Overseas Labor Office and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (POLO-OWWA) shelter.
The Embassy shelter is currently housing more that 200 runway housemaids. Their repatriation is also being assisted by POLO-OWWA with the help of Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior.
To this date, there are hundreds of applicants on the AVRP list. Those who wish to leave the country through AVRP were asked to coordinate with the Philippine Embassy and wait till the Ministry of Interior processes their applications.
It usually takes months to complete the process but while awaiting for the immigration and the embassy procedures to complete, many of the applicants can still work at their own risk.