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News Brief

  7/31/2012, Av 12, 5772

Fewer Illegal Migrants Jumping Border into Israel


Population and migration authorities stated that in the month of July there were only 268 border infiltrations from Egypt. The Interior Ministry has been enforcing new laws to prevent illegal aliens from flooding the country by encouraging voluntary departure and making arrests.

Over the past several years there has been a surge in illegals from Eritrea, South Sudan and other countries sneaking into Israel from Egypt to become unskilled workers at a variety of day labor jobs. Areas of south Tel Aviv, specifically Levinsky Park near the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station have been taken over by homeless migrants. Israel has a process for legally applying to be a foreign worker. A large number of people from the Philippines have been living legally in Israel to work as caretakers for the elderly.