“There is a propensity to celebrate every small reform and new labour law legislation as the abolishment of Kafala. When states make that claim loudly, pressing into service all their PR power, the official line is adopted without much criticism or analysis… until the realisation that old, Kafala-esque problems persist. States then buy a little more time to ‘abolish’ Kafala. Once again.”

https://www.migrant-rights.org/2020/10/the-kafala-is-alive-and-kicking-migrants-where-it-hurts-most/