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Israel announces imminent deportation of African refugees to Rwanda and Uganda. On January 1, 2018, refugees and asylum seekers woke with a new and urgent threat: The Population and Migration Authority sent refugees and asylum seekers the following message: “Enforcement measures will be taken against infiltrators who have been ordered by the Population and Migration Authority to leave the country and do not do so. Enforcement actions will also be taken against their employers.” And if this was not enough, the draconian decree continues: “Whoever submits an asylum application after 01.01.18 [the same day that the announcements and posters were hung] will not delay deportation!” NOTE, this message was sent to refugees and asylum-seekers on January 1, 2018; thus, leaving refugees and asylum-seekers with little or no time to appeal or fight this horrific decree.
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