Discussion in previous sections has made it amply clear that strains exist between the foreign labour force and their Kuwaiti hosts. While there are degrees of satisfaction for the immigrant group, by any measure they appear to be less well placed than their Kuwaiti co-inhabitants. It has been demonstrated by Alessa (Alessa 1981, pp. 44-50) that there is discrimination against foreign workers at all levels within Kuwait. While all of the conclusions reached by Alessa need not be accepted, his findings are adequately disturbing to demand more detailed attention.