Meretz MK Ilan Gilon demanded that the State of Israel take responsibility for those foreign workers' children who were born in Israel regardless of whether they were legally entitled to reside in Israel in an Army Radio interview on Sunday.
"Every politician has a law he chooses to ignore or violate," said Gilon. "Foreign workers are people. Children born in a specific place belong to that place." He added, "There is nothing else that can be done."
Gilon's comments came in response to claims made by a spokesman for Interior Minister Eli Yishai that Yishai was being subjected to a concerted media campaign against him over the migrants issue and that the minister was only seeking to enforce Israeli laws against migrant parents who were seeking to use their children as a means towards getting permanent residency in Israel without regard for existing immigration laws.