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  12/11/2011, Kislev 15, 5772

Govt. Approves Action Plan on Illegals


The government on Sunday unanimously approved Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's plan to spend NIS 630 million to put a halt to illegal immigration into Israel by Africans seeking work. The effort will be funded by all government ministries, which will “donate” 2% of their budgets to the effort.

The plan authorizes fines of NIS 75,000 for businesses who employ illegal immigrants, and in some cases police will be authorized to close the business down altogether. In addition, illegal immigrants can now be jailed for up to three years, instead of just 60 days.