Anti-migration law passes into law after early morning vote

December 10, 2013 03:59

The Knesset passed a law meant to curb illegal migration from Africa early Tuesday morning, despite opposition MKs attempted filibuster. Thirty MKs voted in favor of the bill and 15 voted against.

The debate on the bill lasted almost until 3 a.m.

The legislation allows for migrants to be held in an open detention facility indefinitely and only certain migrants, such as those suspected of breaking a law or the rules of the open facility, can be held in closed detention and for a maximum of only one year.

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