MK Danny Danon (Likud) is using several parliamentary tools in his effort to
deport illegal migrants, presenting legislation to expel them from the country
and calling on Sunday for the state comptroller to investigate the
Danon, who is chairman of the Knesset Caucus to Solve the
Infiltrator Problem, is drafting a bill that would require the Interior Ministry
to deport half of the illegal migrants within a year, and 80 percent within two
The ministry estimates that there are about 100,000 African
migrants in Israel.
“Deportation now!” he exclaimed. “Without delay and
without mercy, all the infiltrators should be taken out of Israel.”
Likud MK suggested that Sudanese migrants be sent to South Sudan, while the
others go to Africa and Eastern Europe. The Interior Ministry would pay
countries to accept the deported migrants.
“The infiltrators are a
plague,” Danon said. “We must remove them from Israel before it is too
According to Danon, deportation will deter others from illegally
entering the country and stem the increase in crime and violence by
“Only drastic action can change the situation in Israel –
violence and crime cannot be part of the routine in the State of Israel,” he
Danon plans to submit the bill to the Knesset this week.
also wrote a letter to State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss and incoming
comptroller Joseph Shapira, asking them to put illegal migrants at the top of
By examining the state’s behavior in relation to migrants
and pointing out its failures, the government can compose a national plan to
solve the problem, Danon wrote.
“If the state comptroller points out the
failures, we can find the medicine for this plague,” he said on
Danon asked the comptroller to examine holding facilities for
illegal migrants, immigration and deportation policy, and crime-reduction