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Israel to Enforce Work Ban on African Asylum Seekers Who Refuse to Leave

asylum seekers at the Holot Detention Center in southern Israel,  Eliyahu Hershkovitz

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Interior Minister Arye Dery said Sunday that he will make sure that African asylum seekers who refuse to leave for Uganda or Rwanda are unable to work in Israel.
Currently, asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan hold temporary residency permits that state explicitly that they do not constitute work permits. However, the state promised the High Court of Justice that it would not enforce the ban on employment, so as to allow asylum seekers to support themselves..

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Read more: haaretz.com

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