Israel cabinet passes law allowing year-long detention for undocumented immigrants Julie Deisher at 12:59 PM ET
[JURIST] The Israeli Cabinet [official website] on Sunday adopted an amendment to the Law for the Prevention of Infiltration [text, PDF], permitting the state to detain undocumented immigrants for up to one year. The amendment is a direct response to an earlier ruling [JURIST report] of the Supreme Court of Israel [official website] holding that the 2012 amendment to the Law for the Prevention of Infiltration, which allowed police forces to arrest undocumented immigrants and detain them for up to three years without trial, was unconstitutional. This most recent amendment to the law also mandates [Jersusalem Post report] the construction of an "open" detention center that will only be locked at night, and further requires undocumented immigrants detained at the center to register three times per day and prohibits them from seeking employment.
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