News Brief 9/17/2013, Tishrei 13, 5774
TA Mayor: Govt. Owes Us Help on Illegal Problems
The High Court has spoken, said Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai, and soon thousands of illegal Africans will be heading “home” to his city. In an op-ed in Yediot Ahronot Tuesday, Huldai said that if the High Court insisted on letting illegal African immigrants roam the city, then Tel Aviv needed a lot more resources to deal with them.
On Monday, the High Court declared the government's policy on detaining illegal immigrants – under which illegals could be detained for up to three years – as violating several Basic Laws. Some 2,000 illegal Africans will be freed from an encampment in the Negev.