Court: Illegal immigrants can be deported but not imprisoned

Supreme Court rules policy of voluntary deportations is legal, but those who refuse cannot be imprisoned for refusing to volunteer.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

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The Supreme Court ruled Monday afternoon that the arrangement for the voluntary removal of illegal infiltrators to a third country is a legal arrangement and can continue.

The court ruled that the state to which the infiltrators were being expelled was not proven to be unsafe and that all the procedural conditions required for carrying out the deportations had been met.

It was further determined that the mechanisms instituted by the state for the monitoring of the deportations and the treatment of the infiltrators in the third country were sufficient.

However, the judges ruled that since the deportations are voluntary, infiltrators who refuse to be deported to a third country cannot be imprisoned for their refusal.

The State had declared to the Supreme Court that only infiltrators who had agreed to leave already but were not yet ready to be deported were detained.


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