Africans living in Israel for more than eight years demand another year to prepare for their departure to other countries. 'We can't just get up and leave in one day,' protestor says outside PM's Residence
Yael Branovsky Published: 04.17.10, 21:40 / Israel News
Dozens of illegal African migrants rallied outside the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem on Saturday, demanding that their status in Israel be regulated so that they may legally return to their countries of origin in the future.
Recently, some 2,000 illegal African workers who had entered Israel eight or more years ago asked that the Interior Ministry grant them a one-year stay in exchange for their voluntary emigration after 12 months. The migrants said they would use the time to save up and prepare the paperwork needed to return to their home countries or to legally immigrate to other countries
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