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"VOLUNTARY" DEPARTURE

Despite the annulment of the forced deportation, the authorities continue to “voluntarily” deport asylum seekers: that is the quiet deportation that goes on to this day. The purpose of the authorities is to bring asylum seekers to the verge of desperation, until they are left with no choice but to “voluntarily” agree to their own deportation. That policy includes taxes and fines that make the employment of asylum seekers more difficult and expensive, pushing many into poverty; refusal to grant decisions in asylum cases for many long years or rejecting asylum claims under any possible excuse, in a way that is incompatible with Israel’s international obligations; refusal to grant legal status and rights, leaving asylum seekers in a vulnerable and weakened state with no opportunity to advance and grow, without welfare or healthcare, or other social services; as well as the constant threat of future deportation and life in the shadow of the unknown.

 

 

Read more about Deportation and Voluntary Departure:

Court recommends the expulsion of Eritrean asylum seekers

Justice Minister Vows Israel Will Deport Eritreans as Soon Eritrea Ends Indefinite Military Service

Israel Approved 0.09% of Asylum Requests Over Past Nine Years

Despite No Deal With African Countries, Israel Still Tells Asylum Seekers to Leave for Uganda or Rwanda

Despite No Deal With African Countries, Israel Still Tells Asylum Seekers to Leave for Uganda or Rwanda

Netanyahu Suspends Asylum Seeker Deal With UN After Right-wing Pushback

Theft, Extortion and Death: The Agonizing Stories of Refugees Israel Deported to Africa

 

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