Saudi gives illegal foreign workers three-month grace period

Saudi Arabia has given illegal foreign workers a three-month grace period to legalise their status
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Asian laborers work on a highway construction site in eastern Riyadh on April 7, 2013. Saudi Arabia has given illegal foreign workers a three-month grace period to legalize their status, after panic over reported mass deportations, an official statement said. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Asian laborers take a break during work on road network construction site in eastern Riyadh on April 7, 2013. Saudi Arabia has given illegal foreign workers a three-month grace period to legalize their status, after panic over reported mass deportations, an official statement said. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Asian laborers work on a flyover construction site in eastern Riyadh on April 7, 2013. Saudi Arabia has given illegal foreign workers a three-month grace period to legalize their status, after panic over reported mass deportations, an official statement said. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Asian laborers work at a flyover construction site in eastern Riyadh on April 7, 2013. Saudi Arabia has given illegal foreign workers a three-month grace period to legalize their status, after panic over reported mass deportations, an official statement said. (AFP/Getty Images)
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An Asian worker carries a rod at a flyover construction site in eastern Riyadh on April 7, 2013. Saudi Arabia has given illegal foreign workers a three-month grace period to legalize their status, after panic over reported mass deportations, an official statement said. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Asian workers clean the glass front of a high rise in the center of Saudi capital Riyadh on April 7, 2013. Saudi Arabia has given illegal foreign workers a three-month grace period to legalize their status, after panic over reported mass deportations, an official statement said. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Asian laborers work at a flyover construction site in eastern Riyadh on April 7, 2013. Saudi Arabia has given illegal foreign workers a three-month grace period to legalize their status, after panic over reported mass deportations, an official statement said. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Asian workers clean the glass front of a high rise in the center of Saudi capital Riyadh on April 7, 2013. Saudi Arabia has given illegal foreign workers a three-month grace period to legalize their status, after panic over reported mass deportations, an official statement said. (AFP/Getty Images)