RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA. (AP) — Saudi Arabia says it has deported "more than a quarter million" foreign migrant workers from the kingdom over the past three months.
Many of those deported were Ethiopians accused of crossing into Saudi Arabia illegally through its southern border with Yemen. Most foreign workers in the kingdom are from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines, as well as Egypt and Yemen.
Saudi authorities say booting out illegal foreign migrants will open more jobs for its own citizens.