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  6/12/2012, Sivan 22, 5772

MK Calls for "Deportation Now" For Foreign Migrants


Member of Knesset Danny Danon has formed a new group to deal with foreign migrants called Girush Akshav, or Deportation Now. A special session of the caucus took place in the Knesset on Tuesday. MK Danon formulated a plan to repatriate 50% of all foreign migrants back to their homelands within one year and 80% within two years.

The conference was attended by Member of Knesset Miri Regev. Consuls from the Embassies of the Ivory Coast and Ghana, and representatives of neighborhood committees were also scheduled to come. MK Danon visited South Sudan this year, the country where many of the foreign migrants have come from. The majority come from Eritrea. The surge in illegal immigration from such countries is said to be at a rate of over 4,000 people per month.