'Supreme Court's rulings leave us no choice'

Constitution Committee chairman slams Supreme Court's rulings on illegal immigrants, Amona, Regulation Law force Knesset to take action.

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Nissan Slomiansky
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Chairman of the Constitution, Law, and Justice Committee Nissan Slomiansky (Jewish Home) slammed the Supreme Court Thursday over its recent decision to ban the deportation of illegal immigrants, citing it as the latest example of judicial activism run amok.

“I don’t understand the judges. At the end of the day, you’ve got to either prioritize your own poor people or the poor of another country,” Slomiansky told Arutz Sheva.

Despite the ruling, however, Slomiansky said the government would still pursue the policy of deporting infiltrators, and would pass new legislation if necessary.

“The justices of the Supreme Court are forcing us to pass another law, and that’s just what we’ll do. The Supreme Court justices are always talking about equality, but when it comes to the residents of south Tel Aviv [where many illegal immigrants have moved to] or settlers, there is no equality. Wherever there are infiltrators, there aren’t any Jews. We need to pass legislation that will allow us to send them to another country, and erase the requirement that it be voluntary.”

“And if the Supreme Court nullifies that law, we’ll pass an override to go around the Supreme Court, though we’d prefer to avoid a fight with the court. If the Supreme Court justices would make the effort not to clash with MKs, we could reach some understandings. We need to be wise, rather than insisting on being right.”








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