A Filipina migrant worker and her teenage son who was born in Israel were forcibly deported from Israel late Monday night, August 12, after successive court appeals failed to postpone the implementation of the order authorizing their expulsion from the country.
Rosemary Peretz and her son Rohan were put on a plane and deported under guard, a day after a similar attempt was stopped at the last moment when the mother began to struggle while on the aircraft.
MK Ofer Cassif (Hadash) was refused entry to the Ben Gurion Airport detention center where the two deportees were being held on Monday prior to their deportation. Cassif argued that the refusal to allow him entry to the center violates his right as a member of Knesset to have freedom of entry to such installations. Cassif added that Hadash “will continue to fight without compromise until the racist deportation of children who were born here ends.”
Israeli law does not include the concept of unlimited Jus soli, which is the legal right of persons born in a country to enjoy its citizenship.
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