Knesset approves illegal migrants' bill
Moran Azulay
Published: 10.01.12, 10:58
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1. detaining illegals in Israel
Rosa ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (01.10.12)
I do not understand why we have to keep them in jail for three years???? If they are in the country illegally, then they have to be sent back to their country of origin. what kind of a punishememnt it is to have them in jail ? thats what they came for, to be lodged and fed in another country!!! I understand that their situation is not an optimal one, but I do not think that Israel, at this point can afford to support people, who actually have nothing to do here. Israel has enough troubles, and especially financial problems without adding more.
2. #1: I agree! Stupid law by stupid people!
David ,   Karmiel, Israel   (01.10.12)
You are illegal, you get arrested and put on the first plane out! Why must the taxpayers have to foot the bill to keep them in prison for three years? Absurd! Another point is these so-called "refugees" from Muslim Africa are a definite security and terrorist threat and they should be handed over forthwith the the United Nations High Commission for Refugees! As for those who bring illegals into the country, including Palestinians, yes send them to jail but, as we all know, this won't happen as courts are a shambles and if they have good "political connections" (protektzia) nothing will happen. A question. Mrs Barak, wife of Edhud Barak, employed an illegal. Would she have gone to jail for 15 years? This law is not only imbecilic, but will once again hurt Israel's image and make a fool of Netanyahu's democracy speech at AIPAC! As Forest Gump said: "Stupid is as stupid does"!
stude ham   (01.10.12)
would israel still throw them into jails?
4. Illegal Migrants' Bill
Rochel ,   Los Angeles, USA   (01.10.12)
We simply can't afford to take care of the whole world. Israel is a very small country. Why don't they come to America? Or, rather, why isn't their own country of origin handling the problem?
5. #3 stupid question
israel israeli ,   tel aviv   (01.10.12)
Your question makes no sense If I am an American Jew, I can stay in Greece, Germany or Ireland for a limited time according to my Visa. If I am an American of Greek, German or Irish descent, I apply for citizenship in the country and then I stay forever. In much the same way, how can a Jew be an illegal immigrant to Israel?
6. what is wrong with detaining & deporting illegals?
zionist forever   (01.10.12)
The reason for the need to hold them so long is because there are so many and we can't get rd of them all within a week. Non of these people will go without a fight and they will appeal to the courts and it will probably be a long drawn out process to get rid of each individual and there are already tens of thousands of them here. Somebody enters the country illegally and shock horror we are allowed to hold them in detention centers rather than letting then go get jobs in Tel Aviv as if they had valid work permits and had visas to stay as long as they want. We should have been locking these people up long ago and making an effort to deport them instead of saying all these illegal migrants are a problem ... next order of business, As for the idea of fining or imprisoning people who illegally employ them, great idea because as long as there are jobs to go to these people will keep coming and without the risk of a serious punishment the employers will always be tempted by cheap labor. If the world wants to criticize then let them, this is not America or the EU and they are not the ones who have to deal with these people.
7. 3
zionist forever   (01.10.12)
The reason for detaining people is not to be a punishment its to stop them going off to Tel Aviv to get jobs and never being heard from again. A detention center is a place where they can all be kept in one place until individuals can have their case heard. If any migrants claims to be Jewish and has the evidence to back up his claim then under the Law of Return they would have a legal right to be here so they would be released, welcomed to israel and given their benefits package all olim get so don't worry yourself about what will happen to any Jews that entered illegally.
8. Illigals
Nigel ,   London   (01.10.12)
Labor and other very rich people need workers. That is the only reason they are here (also Labor hopes that they will vote for Labor later, like Russians in 1993). But since the illegals are Muslims, speak Arabic, I believe they will vote for Islamic parties.
9. #1 #2 .. send back to where?
David ,   Edinburgh   (01.10.12)
You will be surprised to hear that the country where you want to land the plane with the illegal immigrants has a say in the matter ... i.e. it may not agree to you landing the plane/docking the boat and offloading a few hundred people. So this means that you have to find country that will accept those people - not easy. In addition, if you do know (for sure) where these people come from and the country accepts them back - will you send them back if those people tell you that their life is at risk because of political considerations? or because life really is rubbish over there? risk of malnutrition, diseases, etc ... will you be the (wo)man who will lead those children on board and then send them back to their hell hole? when they are crying at you, scared, feeble, miserable .. will you forcebely rip them out of the arms of their parents (so you can club the adults) and then leave them all behind? ... will you?
10. 9
zionist forever   (01.10.12)
David Anybody who is not considered to be a legitimate refugee after their case is heard can be shown the front door and told get out and don't come back. Refugees can and Israel will try to send to other friendly countries in Africa, why do you think Israel was one of the first countries to recognize South Sudan? The government is talking business with South Sudan and other a safe African countries to take these people off Israel's hands for a price. So either kicke em out if they are not refugees or sell them to Africa if they are
11. Unconstitutional? What a ridiculous...
Henry from New York ,   USA   (01.10.12)
whatever that thing above the first picture is. How can anything in Israel be unconstitutional when there is no constitution? It can go against the Basic Laws and that is it.
12. #3 That's rather far fetched
BEN JABO ,   ISRAEL   (01.10.12)
Any Jew can apply for entry & receive it
13. How about Guantanamo or Cyprus
BEN JABO ,   ISRAEL   (01.10.12)
Thety have/had more than adequate detention facilitie , ormaybe Ireland, surely you plenty of empty housing that was left behind by your countrymen that left home for better opportunities abroad Just a thought, how about the ancestral home of JFK's ancestors?
14. # 8
Birdi ,   Israel   (01.10.12)
''But since the illegals are Muslims...I believe they will vote for Islamic parties.'' To be able to vote one has to be a citizen of Israel. These illegals will never become citizens of Israel.
15. # 9
Birdi ,   Israel   (01.10.12)
These illegals are not Israel's responsibility. As # 1 says, Israel has enough of her own problems to take care of first. Yes all the illegals have to be sent back to where they came from.
16. we need to scare them into not coming to Israel
zionist forever   (01.10.12)
We need to build fences with minefields on the border and make a law saying that legitimate asylum seekers must present themselves at the nearest border crossing and agree to be taken into custody until their case can be heard if they enter illegally it will work against them. We can put up signs in various languages around the border. Most importantly in these countries where we know we are getting large numbers of migrants from then we should take out adds in the local newspapers there. Make them all believe Israel is a horrible place where there are no jobs and migrants are persecuted. Make them not want to come and you solved 99% of the problem.
17. #9 Birid - I know where to send them
BEN JABO ,   ISRAEL   (01.10.12)
White House, Washington, DC, the American Muslim President can host his co-relgiionists
18. # 17
Birdi ,   Israel   (01.10.12)
Wow Ben what a fantastic idea. Finally Michelle will learn how to cook! Her hubby is looking too thin these days.
19. Enough said!
Maxim ,   ISRAELOAMERICAN   (01.10.12)
The best Israel can do is to send them back home with a suitcase and some money. We wish them well.
20. #18 Birdi, he lost the weight she put it on
BEN JABO ,   ISRAEL   (01.10.12)
Her tachat has increased by leaps and bounds, the diets she is preaching for others to adhere, she ignores with gusto..Cheese Burgers and chips, that's where increased size of the tuchas has come from At this rate she will need two seats just for herself when she goes on another Queenly spulurge
21. israel's migrants bill
joel ,   usa   (01.10.12)
22. Beware of that, BEN JABO at #17
Cameron ,   USA   (01.10.12)
Start packing your baggage our way, and The Secret Muslim will start shipping boatloads of Mexicans to the Israeli coast to make the Holy Land even more multicultural. He already has plans for Israel. Don't add to them.
23. Cameron #22
BEN JABO ,   ISRA EL   (01.11.12)
Not to worry, he wants to keep them in the USA, grant them immediate citizenship, in order for them to vote Democratic in the next election
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