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ISRAEL: Growing tensions between locals and migrants | IRIN Middle East

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called African asylum-seekers “infiltrators” who are a “concrete threat to the Jewish and democratic character of the country”. Speaking to IRIN, Ministry of Interior spokeswoman Sabine Hadad said most of the country’s “infiltrators” are work migrants who do not meet the definition of a refugee. The country’s laws define an “infiltrator” as anyone who ...

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Laura Carlsen: Development and Migration | CounterPunch

President Obama’s speech in El Paso on May 10 put the immigration debate back on the table. In reaffirming his commitment to comprehensive immigration reform, he attempted to reframe a debate that has been dominated by a focus on security. The president began by rightly noting the primary motivation for the presence of some 11 million undocumented immigrants in the ...

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