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Israel’s Immigration Issue

Children of foreign workers are seen Sunday in Tel Aviv, Israel. Chinese construction workers, Filipino elder-care aides, Thai farmers and others began arriving in Israel in the 1990s.

JERUSALEM – Israel moved Sunday to deport the offspring of hundreds of migrant workers, mostly small children who were born in Israel, speak Hebrew and have never seen their parents’ native countries.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the new policy was intended to stem a flood of illegal aliens, whose children receive state-funded education and health care benefits, and to defend Israel’s Jewish identity. Read more.

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