The Saudi people’s mood has greatly improved in recent days, although the state did not raise salaries and did not accomplish any of the residential projects they promised to accomplish three years ago. Even the prices of their vast desert land did not decrease though it is the main cause behind the rise of inflation and the increase in the cost-of-living. What actually happened was that the streets of their cities became more bearable, after much less congestion due to the campaign to deport foreign workers violating employment conditions. Those who did not resolve their situation during the grace period that ended last week were deported.
We are affected by the curse of oil that makes us feel misleadingly safe.Jamal Khashoggi
For the Ministry of Labor, the obvious drive to accomplish this has been to organize the labor market after obliging every Saudi who brought a foreign worker to either employ him, or transfer his sponsorship to someone who needs to employ him, or to deport him.