PM: We will 'solve the problem' of illegal migrants

June 13, 2012 18:03

The government is moving forward full-speed in addressing the issue of migrant workers and will "solve the problem," said Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday.

In only a few months, the border fence with Egypt will be completed, said Netanyahu, noting that the fence will halt the flow of migrants illegally crossing the border into Israel.

He also added that just recently the Knesset passed a law which set harsher punishments for employers who hire migrants who are residing in Israel illegally.

Next, the prime minister noted that the government is building detention facilities where illegal migrants can be held for up to three years.

Netanyahu further pointed out that the state has started to return some of the illegal migrants to their country of origin. 

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