MK Nava Boker (Likud) submitted a proposal for a new Basic Law pertaining to illegal migrants, defining for the first time who infiltrators to Israel are, Israel Hayom reported.
According to the proposal, an illegal migrant is defined as anyone who enters Israel, or remains in Israel, not under the Law of Return, without a valid tourist visa, or without a valid work visa.
The proposal states that "Israel's basic right to exist as a Jewish and democratic state and to ensure the existence of its citizens is based on recognition of Israel's right to prevent illegal migrants from entering or remaining in its territory."
One of the sections explains the law's purpose, which is "to protect Israel's right to prevent illegal migrants from entering and remaining in its territory, and to anchor this right in a Basic Law....due to its nature and importance."
The law will allow the arrest, imprisonment, and removal of infiltrators from Israel, as well as allowing "the restriction of the illegal migrant's freedom, as defined in this Basic Law, via imprisonment, arrest, custody, restriction of where he stays, deportation, extradition, or any other necessary measure."
Boker also suggested that if this law passes three meetings, a majority of 80 MKs out of 120 will be required to change it. A majority of 61 MKs out of 120 is required to change or create laws.
Israel is dealing with 40,000 African infiltrators, not counting children. There are 18,000 people, mostly from the Philippines, who work as assistants to the elderly or disabled, but stayed longer than the allowed time period and need to be returned to their homelands. Another 79,000 - mostly from Georgia and the Ukraine - arrived on tourist visas, overstayed illegally, and did not return to their homelands.
The children of the African illegal immigrants are flooding south Tel Aviv's kindergartens, where they are provided with state-of-the-art preschools, while the crime rates in those areas have skyrocketed and people are afraid to walk the streets in neighborhoods that were once safe.