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YNET: 10 Migrant Worker Families To Be DeportedI don't understand. We are supposed to feel sorry for these people, and their children?
'We fulfill government's criteria for status legalization,' claims shunned migrant worker; NGOs: Minister Yishai is a thug
Interior Minister Eli Yishai
Omri Efraim, March 5, 2013
After years of waiting for their status formalization petitions to be answered, more than 10 families of migrant workers and their children face deportation after the Population and Immigration Administration (PIA) rejected their requests, giving them only 15 days to appeal the decision.
Migrant workers aid organizations accused Eli Yishai of making a "last ditch attempt" as interior minister to "deport as many migrant workers' children as possible.
Hundreds of migrant workers families have been waiting for more than two and a half years for the State's decision regarding their status, with the threat of deportation hanging over their head.
Among the families whose petitions were lately rejected is Alma, a Filipino migrant worker and her daughter Nicole.(cont.)
Because they came here on work visas, and prefer to remain in Israel than go back to their own countries?
No. I don't think so!
Oh, and don't you just love YNET's use of the term "migrant," instead of "foreign" workers? It is not coincidence that עובדים זרים ('ovdim zarim - foreign workers) is grammatically parallel to עבודה זרה ('avodah zarah - foreign/forbidden worship). And these foreign workers ARE foreign worshipers.
This strategy of the Erev Rav Left attempting to erase the Jewish make up of the people inhabiting Eretz Yisra'el (Land of Israel), runs in parallel with its attempts to erase the the borders of Eretz Yisra'el.
Just as the Erev Rav Left has attempted to bring completely non-Jews to Israel and to make them citizens of the State, desperate for votes, it has been attempting to integrate these foreign workers into the fold of Israeli, secular society.
This strategy, which has included an award-winning documentary and all sorts of articles attempting to garner sympathy from the Israeli and international public, is failing, and will eventually fail completely, but not as quickly as this report suggests.
Everyone is attracted to the Holy and spiritual beacon of Eretz Yisra'el in one way or another. This is expressed through prayer, through jealously, or through actually coming here. So, I can hardly blame these so-called "migrant" workers. But, Eretz Yisra'el is not their homeland. The Philipines, India, Sri Lanka, and any number of other foreign countries are their homelands.
And, another thing, I would sure as heck like to know what "government's criteria for status legalization." And, why do such criteria even exist?
I am certainly no fan of MK Yishai's Sha"S Party. When Sha"S is wrong, Sha"S is very wrong. But, when Sha"S is right, Sha"S is absolutely right!
Deport them already!