Islamophobic Saudi Arabia puts illegal migrants on edge as it investigates illegal labor

Saudi Arabia can do this. Liberals are quiet.

America tries to do this. Liberals are restless.

Reuters, August 9, 2017.

Millions of immigrants in Saudi Arabia are fearing deportation, fines or even jail as Riyadh promises to crack down on illegal migrants. The oil-rich kingdom is trying to hit the black labor market to reduce unemployment for its nationals.

Saudi Arabia is known for its heavy hand when it comes to law enforcement.

Now millions of illegal foreign workers are bracing to feel its force.

The kingdom has promised fines, deportation and even jail for anyone caught without valid identity documents after a grace period expired at the beginning of this month.

“We cannot go out, we cannot go even shopping. Even we go to market, we cannot, because we are afraid. I am afraid for the police, they catch me and they put in the jail,” said Wilma a beautician from the Philippines.

Riyadh wants to hit the black labor market to boost employment for its nationals.

As its economy grapples with depressed oil prices, the jobless rate has climbed to almost 13-percent…