Category: Immigration

Month in Review: January, 2014

21 February, 2014 (09:00) | Alabama, Bonds, Chicago, China, Detroit, Immigration, Jefferson County, Month in review, Municipal bankruptcy, Pension liabilities, Remittances, Saudi Arabia |

[Previous Months in Review available here: Dec 13, Nov 13,  Oct 13, Sep 13, Aug 13  Jul 13 Jun 13  May 13, Apr 13, Mar 13, Feb 13, Jan 13.]]    By:David A. Smith   Here in America, we just experienced the coldest January for a century, perhaps a fitting metaphor for a winter of […]

Taking their economy home with them: Part 4, No way except back

31 January, 2014 (09:00) | Economics, Employment, Ethiopia, Housing, Immigration, informality, Remittances, Saudi Arabia, Uncategorized, Yemen |

    [Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding  Part 1 and  Part 2.]   By:David A. Smith   Through Part 3 of this post, we’ve seen that with the Saudi Arabian government having successfully implemented a change in enforcement of existing law to compel the departure of roughly one million expatriate workers back to their […]

Taking their economy home with them: Part 3, No jobs to go home to

30 January, 2014 (09:00) | Economics, Employment, Ethiopia, Housing, Immigration, informality, Remittances, Saudi Arabia, Uncategorized, Yemen |

    [Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   In Part 1 and Part 2 of this post, we discovered that Saudi Arabia’s new enforcement of existing laws has led the Kingdom, as reported in Arabian Business (January 17, 2014), to expel (deport, send home, choose the phrase […]

Taking their economy home with them: Part 2, Jobs for Saudis to do

29 January, 2014 (09:00) | Economics, Employment, Ethiopia, Housing, Immigration, informality, Remittances, Saudi Arabia, Uncategorized, Yemen |

  [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   Yesterday’s post about Saudi Arabia’s mass deportation of now-illegal foreign workers back to Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Yemen, as reported in Arabian Business (January 17, 2014), established that roughly one million workers (the vast majority of them men) have been […]

Taking their economy home with them: Part 1, Jobs Saudis don’t do

28 January, 2014 (13:24) | Economist, Employment, Ethiopia, Housing, Immigration, informality, Remittances, Saudi Arabia, Yemen |

  By:David A. Smith   A few weeks ago, I reported in great detail about Saudi Arabia’s sudden change of policy with respect to its immigration and foreign worker (expatriate, as they call it) laws, and the economic disruption that I and many others foresaw would occur when the invisible army went home.    [The […]