Gov't begins informing foreign workers of deportations

February 15, 2012 17:41


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The Population, Immigration, and Borders Authority (PIBA) on Wednesday began informing foreign workers and their children whether they have the right to stay in Israel or will face deportation in the next month.

In late January, Interior Minster Eli Yishai issued an approval of the requests of 257 foreign workers families whose children were born in Israel. Yishai further ruled that another 118 families will face deportation. The status of an additional 260 families is still up in the air.

Spokeswoman for PIBA Sabine Haddad said that beginning on Sunday those families whose appeals were approved will receive Israeli identity cards. She added that those families who did not receive legal status but have a child currently enrolled in the Israeli school system will have until the 15th of July to leave and those who don’t will have one month to leave Israel.

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