Israel Tells African Migrants to Be Out by March

Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority on Sunday began serving deportation notices to Eritrean and Sudanese migrants and asylum seekers, telling them that they would be sent to an unnamed African country that enjoys a relatively “stable government.”

“This is a country that has developed tremendously over the last decade and has absorbed thousands of returning residents as well as migrants from various African countries,” read the deportation notice, issued to hundreds of migrants as they stood in line at the Interior Ministry offices in Bnei Brak to renews their visas on Sunday.

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IN DEPTH COVERAGE FROM OTHER SOURCES:

USA TODAY: Israeli government to tell 38,000 Africans to leave or face arrest

NEW YORK TIMES:  Israel Offers African Migrants a Choice: Ticket Out or Jail

WASHINGTON POST: The future of Israel’s ‘dreamers’