Minister Eli Yishai
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Yishai forms special taskforce to tackle migrant problem

Interior Ministry's team to present Knesset with proposed solutions within two months; Yishai says aims to 'resolve issue once and for all'

Interior Minister Eli Yishai announced the formation of a special taskforce that will "battle" Israel's illegal migrant problem.


In an official statement issued Sunday, Yishai said the taskforce's mission was to "rid Israel of illegal migrants by 2015."


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The ministry's team was formed following consultations with government, police and military officials, as well as legal experts.


The taskforce's first mission is to formulate the proper procedures to address the issue, as well as propose various solutions.


The recommendations will be presented to the Knesset in two months time.


The taskforce will be headed by Prof. Arnon Sofer, a demographics expert from the Haifa University, and will include former GOC Southern Command Maj.-Gen. (Res) Yom-Tov Samia, former National Insurance Institute Director Prof. Yohanan Stesman, former Immigration Authority chief Berty Ohayon the Honorable Sarah Frisch (Ret.) and Arye Sharabi (Ret.) and immigration law specialist Attorney Ron Roguin.


"We hope that there won't be any more illegal migrants in Israel in the span of the next three years," Yishai said.


"I have made this my top priority for the coming year and I intend to do everything within my power to solve this problem once and for all."



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