If a sentence is followed by deportation, the prisoner will be taken to the Deportation Centre in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh.” As we detail in the section on “Criminalization” below, status-related immigration offenses are subject to prosecution and prison sentences.As such, the criminal and administrative aspects of immigration detention are intimately linked.
The IOM said that they typically get involved in cases of women who have sought shelter with their embassies and thus are not in detention. A U. government representative in Kuwait told the GDP that most people who have been arrested in recent raids have been detained because of “visa violations” stemming from expired residency permits or violations of the sponsorship scheme, most commonly working for an employer who is not their original sponsor. An additional source of information about Kuwait is provided by international human rights mechanisms.
Thus, for instance, according to information submitted by Kuwait to the UN Committee against Torture in August 2015, we know that the government claims that 88,430 people were deported between January 2013 and June 2015. However, this information did not establish whether or for how long people were detained before being deported.
Laws, Policies, and Practices Kuwait is a constitutional, hereditary emirate ruled by the al-Sabah family.
A representative with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Kuwait informed the GDP that because there is no legal framework for the admission of refugees into Kuwait, people who register with the UNHCR as “persons of concern” are obliged to obtain residency permits in Kuwait.
Failure to get a permit or to renew it on time can result in detention and deportation. The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) primarily assists with the repatriation of female domestic workers who have left their employers due to abusive and exploitative work environments.
Article 24 of the Residence Law provides penalties, including fines and imprisonment, for various immigration-related violations.