Israel Postpones Deportation of Children of Foreign Workers

By Dana Weiler-Polak (Haaretz)

Published March 09, 2011.

Interior Minister Eli Yishai instructed the Population and Immigration Authority Wednesday morning to postpone the deportation of children and families of foreign workers enrolled in state-run kindergartens and preschools by a few months.

Yishai delayed the deportation in order to enact the government decision to send them to their respective countries gradually, without placing undue pressure on families whose children are in the middle of the school year.

The interior minister said that although the necessary preparations for deportations had been made, he would delay the deportation out of “sensitivity” to the children who are currently enrolled in schools.

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