Dozens of Illegal Aliens Arrested (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 06/11/12)
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Inspectors from the Population, Immigration, and Borders Authority
(PIBA) raided a neighborhood in Eilat Monday morning and arrested
dozens of illegal aliens from South Sudan, with the intent of
An initial group of eight infiltrators from South Sudan was arrested
The arrests follow a decision by the government to begin taking tough
action against the flood of illegal work migrants who have been
entering Israel on foot from Africa for the past few years.
Until recently, leftist campaigns made it impossible to take
effective action against the immigrants. However, several high
profile cases in which immigrants attacked women brought the media
around, and the government and courts followed suit.
In an interview with IDF Radio, Interior Minister Eli Yishai disputed
on Monday a United Nations statement that the situation in Eritrea is
too dangerous for immigrants to be forcibly repatriated there. "It is
safer than Sderot and the south [of Israel]," he said, "and there is
nothing to prevent returning the Eritrean citizens to their country."
"I prefer that there will be criticism of Israel while the state
remains Jewish," he added, "than for there to be no criticism and for
us to look back in 10 years´ time and remember how we were
democratic, took in all the infiltrators and made a mistake."
"When we called the infiltrators in the south ´refugees´ we misled
the public," the Shas party chairman added. He noted that
infiltrators who approach the authorities of their own accord and ask
to be deported will receive a plane ticket and a grant of 1,000 euro.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 06/11/12)
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