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Israel Must Let the Foreign-worker Mothers and Children Stay

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18.06.2019

One hundred female foreign workers, most of them from the Philippines, and their children who were born in Israel are due to be deported this summer by the Population and Immigration Authority. These women came to this country legally to work in jobs that Israelis don’t want to do, like caring for the elderly and the disabled.

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But then they had children. As soon as these women had kids, the authorities, employment agencies and some employers changed their attitude toward them. Many lost their jobs, and their work visas weren’t renewed. They were forced to stay here without legal work, raising their children in a country that doesn’t let them work.

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The children, meanwhile, have been attending Hebrew-language schools with........

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