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Kuwaiti dream of cutting foreign workers threatens Indians most

Fewer jobs, cheaper oil and COVID-19 may reduce Filipinos and Pakistanis as well

Foreign workers on a construction site in Ahmadi, Kuwait, are threatened not only by COVID-19 but also potentially by unemployment in a draft law.    © Reuters

BANGALORE -- After 12 years working in Kuwait, Mabiya Kadaba fears he will be forced to move back to his native southern Indian state of Karnataka.

A draft bill approved by Kuwait's National Assembly in July intended to reduce the presence of migrants proposes caps by nationality on foreign workers in the country.

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