Thousands of ‘Dreamers’ demand permanent refuge in Israel. Unlike most of the ‘Dreamers’ who enter the U.S. illegally (though they too are eventually catching onto the ‘asylum’ scam), the Israeli ‘Dreamers’ cite political persecution in their homelands:
(CNN) — Thousands of African migrants cram into Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, Israel, calling for a labor strike.
Their chants fill the air, summing up their message: “We need asylum.”
Activists estimate more than 50,000 migrants work illegally in low-paying jobs in Israel.
Many are fleeing persecution from war-torn areas like Sudan and Eritrea. The threat to their lives pushes them to undertake the dangerous journey via smugglers’ routes to Israel. A vast majority cross the Sinai Peninsula, known for being a hotbed of kidnapping and organ harvesting.
Once across the border in Israel, they try to claim asylum.
“All of us are fleeing genocide, fleeing dictatorship regimes. Looking for protection,” says the African Refugee Development Center’s Mutasim Ali, who came to Israel from Darfur. “(A migrant) doesn’t care where he gets it. We know it’s too difficult to cross the border making our way to Israel, but that’s the only option at the time.”
Why the inhumanity of denying them, Israel? Isn’t this situation similar to the millions (not thousands) of illegal Mexicans wanting amnesty in the U.S.?
The asylum seekers complain that the Israeli government isn’t viewing their goal as legitimate, but rather sees them as migrant workers.
The Israeli government refers to the asylum seekers as illegal migrants who are in the country to work.
They blame them for an increase in crime and say they threaten Israel’s internal security. The government says it is increasing the number of security personnel to combat the crime.
They are also giving refugee seekers willing to voluntarily return to their home countries a cash incentive of $3,500. But if that doesn’t work, then the government says they’ll deport them.
Wow, the Israeli government even offers them cash to leave.
What’s the real reason the Israelis aren’t welcoming illegal immigrants with open arms, the way virtually every Jewish organization in the U.S. has long favored more open immigration into the U.S.? Let’s get a quote from Bebe:
“We are determined to deport the tens of thousands of illegal migrants who are here after having reduced the number of illegal labor migrants who enter Israel’s cities,” said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last November during his weekly Cabinet meeting. “The steps that we unanimously approved today are proportionate and necessary for maintaining the Jewish and democratic character of the state and will restore security to Israel’s citizens while upholding the directives of the High Court of Justice and international law.”
The nonsensical phrase “necessary for maintaining the Jewish and democratic character of the state” translates into the rational (from an ethnocentric POV) phrase “necessary for maintaining the Jewish
and democratic character of the state.”