56 Egyptian deportees arrive to Cairo from Saudi Arabia
Worker in Saudi Arabia

CAIRO:  A total of 56 Egyptian expatriates arrived at the Cairo International Airport Monday after being deported from Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah over violating residency laws, Youm7 reported.

Egyptian security forces arrested three of them after it was confirmed they were wanted by law enforcement.

The initial investigations at the airport revealed that deportees had experienced a conflict with their Saudi sponsors, whom they left to seek other employment. Saudi law allows work sponsors to hold the visas of their employees for the term of employment.

On April 11, Saudi Authorities deported 16 Egyptian nationals over breaching presidency laws.

According to a report issued by the Saudi Labor Department in 2014, the number of Egyptians working in the Kingdom was estimated at 968,000 at the end of 2013, representing about 40 percent of the total Arab expatriate workforce.

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has repeatedly warned citizens not to overstay their visas in Saudi Arabia or return to the kingdom illegally after deportation.

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