Opposition MKs say ‘Infiltration Prevention Bill’ is flawed and unjust. Disperse them around the country.
MK Regev responds, ‘we need to stop this marching carnival, orchestrated by leftist organization and irresponsible MKs’
By Omri Efraim
The asylum seekers’ march on Thursday from the Holot detention facility towards Beersheba led to much criticism within the political arena. “The Immigration Authority is violating the bill initiated by the government, since if the facility is open – it can be exited and walked to Beersheba from,” claimed Knesset Member Dov Khenin. “Their behavior (Thursday) only proves what we have said all along – the government initiated a new prison under a euphemistic name.” Continue Reading »
Thousands of asylum seekers & migrants will be deported from Israel within the coming month as part of a two-stage plan, says Interior Minister Sa’ar.
By Omri Efraim
Israel will deport thousands of illegal migrants and refugees from Sudan and Eritrea after the holiday season, Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar revealed yesterday.
Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar – Photo: Nir Keidar
The minister told the Knesset’s House Committee that Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein approved a few days ago an agreement signed between Israel and a country that agreed to absorb asylum seekers from Sudan and Eritrea.
Sa’ar said his office is expected to launch the operation to deport illegal migrants after the holidays. Continue Reading »
Senior Israeli official says deal nearly completed with African governments to take tens of thousands of migrant expatriates in exchange for weapons, military training & ‘Israeli know how’.
By Itamar Eichner
Israel is close to signing a deal with several African countries who will accept tens of thousands of African migrants currently residing in Israel in exchange for a benefits package including security, economic and agricultural aid.
Sudanese migrants in Tel Aviv – Photo: Moti Kimchi
According to a senior official, the security aid will include Israeli arms and military knowledge and training.
Such deals are close to being finalized with at least three African countries, the official said. Continue Reading »
Interior minister says Ivory Coast migrants have less than a week to voluntarily leave & receive grants, or they will be deported.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Interior Minister Eli Yishai said Wednesday that migrants from the Ivory Coast have less than a week to leave the country and if they do not, the Population, Immigration and Borders Authority (PIBA) will deport them.
Interior Minister Eli Yishai – Photo: Marc Israel Sellem
“In less that a week the deadline given to the migrants from the Ivory Coast to leave the country voluntarily will expire,” said Yishai.
The Interior Ministry offered any migrant who leaves of his or her own free will a grant of $500 per adult and $100 per child. Continue Reading »