State appeals to court to try to reactivate summoning migrants to desert detention center

Among objections to the Supreme Court, state argues against lower court decision that froze all summons for migrants who filed petitions.

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June 22, 2014 20:18
Eritrean migrants protesting, Feb. 1, 2013

Eritrean migrants protesting 370. (photo credit: Ben Hartman)

 
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State appeals to Supreme Court to try to reactivate summoning migrants to Holot detention center frozen by lower court

The state on Sunday appealed to the Supreme Court, as the highest appeals court on administrative issues, against the Lod District Court's ruling freezing summons to the Holot open detention center in the South for certain illegal migrants.

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The lower court issued its order on June 1 in the continuing battle between the state and human rights groups over the new migrant policy.

The new policy permits the state to summon certain illegal migrants to Holot as part of a general effort to encourage migrants to voluntarily leave the country.

Among its objections to the lower court's order on appeal, the state said that the lower court failed to scrutinize individual migrant's cases for signs of constitutional issues, instead making a sweeping ruling freezing all of the summons of those migrants who filed petitions.

Besides this specific petition, another petition to declare the entire new policy unconstitutional is still pending before the High Court.

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