Currently, Israel illegally are 79.000 citizens of Ukraine and Georgia. This was announced by the Minister of the interior Aryeh Deri, speaking at a meeting of the Knesset’s internal Affairs, devoted to the problems of illegal immigration.
During the meeting, Deri said, «the Buses carry these «tourists» on the street, Salama, where they apply for asylum, and while the request is considered not to be deported». According to Deri, the interior Ministry is seeking the Declaration of Georgian country can deport its citizens who illegally arrived in Israel.
«Crooks deceive the Georgian people. Take 5 thousand dollars, promising work and residence permits in Israel, and then submit an asylum, – said the Minister. – We conduct explanatory campaign in Georgia, telling the people that they are misled.»
Deri called on the Israeli foreign Ministry and the Ministry of justice to undertake a similar process in Ukraine.
According to the Minister, today in Israel there are 39.000 African illegals, as well as 18.000 foreign workers, the visa validity has expired, however, they have not returned home.
«The government cannot do whatever he wants: there are restrictions which are imposed by the court, there are measures we can take. Twice the Knesset approves the law, the high court twice blocked it. But we do what we can. In 2016, Israel penetrated only 18 of illegal immigrants. From the beginning of 2017. Zero. During this period, the Israeli left 5 thousand illegal immigrants,» – said the Minister.
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