To say it was a fair move is the least that can be said.
Not an easy exit
The presence of 6 million illegal foreign workers is proof of the failure of a system which is misused and which burdens both the employee and the citizen.Abdulrahman al-Rashed
One must admit that plenty of mistakes have been previously committed and that they have led to chaos and the terrible piling up of millions. It is certain that tolerance and objectivity to allow all illegal residents to return and work as per a system protects both: the employee and the society. The decisions allow illegal residents to return to work and choose any job they want in any house or factory as long as there is a need for them.
There are no longer employees who are forced to do a job they hate or work at a house where they are uncomfortable with its people. There will be no scarcity as well in the labor market. The justifications for complaints are over. The Labor Ministry now has the right to impose fees as it sees necessary against new foreign employees as long as there is an excess of millions of laborers inside Saudi whom contracts can be signed with. This step will end the state of chaos. We now expect organizational steps to prevent repeating these mistakes. An example of these steps is raising wages so the employee does not find a justification to escape in search for a better salary and end up having employing Saudi citizens useful and competitive.