High Court strikes down anti-migrants policy

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September 16, 2013 15:13

 
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All of the thousands of migrants held in the Saharonim detention center must be released and their status ruled on within 90 days according to the High Court of Justice, which struck down by 9-0 vote the state's entire new policy regarding African migrants on Monday.

The bombshell ruling leaves significant uncertainty as to how the state will comply both with the court's order and with its stated objectives to use all legal means to minimize and "voluntarily" deport thousands of migrants in the face of a public which is overall weary of the large increase in migrant numbers in recent years.

The need to decide whether the migrants are official refugees under international law even creates the possibility that the state may have to offer permanent residence to the migrants within the 90 days, though there are many other possibilities as well.

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