Israel Begin MASS Deportation Of Thousands Of African Migrants
Benjamin Netanyahu announces deportation of migrants
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Sunday that authorities have implemented the procedure of mass deportation of thousands of African immigrants from the country.
The procedure will see the deportation of thousands of illegal immigrants from Israel to prevent the infiltration of nonlegal citizens with the help of a barrier built on the border with Sinai.
"Today, we have started the procedure of deportation of illegal immigrants from Israel, similar to what advanced countries did, the United States in particular. We prevented infiltration of illegal immigrants into Israel with the help of a barrier built on the border with Sinai. Also, I will keep my promise to expel illegal immigrants from our country," Netanyahu announced on Facebook.
Earlier in the day, the Population, Immigration and Border Authority reportedly started sending deportation notices to asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan, but so far only to the ones without children. They are given 60 days to leave Israel, and are offered $3,500 each for the voluntary departure from Israel to an unnamed third country.
In January, Netanyahu praised US President Donald Trump's executive order to build a wall that would prevent illegal migrants from Mexico from entering the United States.
In 2013, Israel finished the construction of a barrier along sections of its border with Egypt, aimed at curbing illegal migration from Africa.
Last year, Denmark's immigration minister proposed to send thousands of refugees and failed asylum seekers to live on desert islands in the middle of the freezing cold Scandinavian seas.Inger Stojberg said that thousands of foreigners who failed the right to asylum in Denmark would be shipped to one the many remote uninhabited islands belonging to the country.