Israel's Border Fence - it works.
We have just passed the fourth anniversary of his great speech to the Israeli equivalent of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce which first caused me to blog Netanyahu for President!
You will not like this, but we plan to legislate strict laws and enforce them with a firm hand against the illegal employment of infiltrators and foreign workers... We are flooded with surge of refugees who threaten to wash away our achievements and damage our existence...
He went on to say, "Anyone walking around Arad, Eilat, or even south Tel Aviv today, can see this wave, and the change it is creating, with their own eyes. They are causing socio-economic and cultural damage and threaten to take us back down to the level of the Third World. They take the jobs of the weakest Israelis."
Since then the Israeli actions in defense of their nation have been a pleasure to watch. The Border Fence they have built halted the influx cold; and they are now attending to eradicating the population which invaded before – calmly stepping over a homegrown Treason Lobby Court in the process as Peter Brimelow has noted.Record number of African asylum seekers left Israel in February by Ilan Lior Haaretz Feb 27, 2014 reports
A record 1,705 African asylum seekers left Israel in February, Interior Minister Gideon Sa'ar announced Thursday. He also predicted that the wave of departures would continue in the coming months.
“This figure for the last month surprises me for the better,” Sa'ar said at a conference of Population and Immigration Authority directors in Ashkelon. “If the trend we identify continues, and I’ve been informed that it will continue into March, there will be a departure of enormous proportions from Israel this year.
Sa’ar is right about this
February’s figure represents about 3% of the estimated number of African asylum seekers in Israel. The monthly figures have grown since November, from 63 to 325 in December and 765 in January.
Since in Israel “Asylum Seekers” are tantamount to America’s illegal immigrants this is as if the U.S deported 330,000 illegals last month (using the almost certainly much too low conventional quantity estimate). Projecting Israeli numbers onto America is always interesting.African Migrants in Israel Face 'Voluntary' Return or Detention AllAfrica.com 27 February 2014 is more explicit about the process
…the alternative to accepting voluntary departure can be indefinite detention in a new "open" facility, known as Holot, in Israel's southern Negev Desert.
Although detainees are allowed to leave the centre, they are required to report for roll call three times a day, making travel to the nearest town of Beersheba - about an hour's drive away - virtually impossible. Failure to report to authorities every few hours can mean transfer to a conventional prison.
"Every week they come here, offering us money if we sign for voluntary return," said Khalil*, a Sudanese migrant who was moved to Holot in December…
He added that he knows of some migrants who are considering accepting voluntary return. "I think they are tired of prison, and when they hear of what is waiting for them if they are lucky enough to be released - that there are no jobs, no health services and that Israelis are not at all happy with us being here - they think of leaving. It is out of despair."
*Not his real name
Self-deportation can be made to happen.Why has it not happened in America?
Alas, a large part of the answer is found in the effortless double standards of selfish Sheldon Adelsons and evil Jennifer Rubins who have so much influence in American political discourse.
Israel's Fence - Sinai version, with Africans. H/T Reuters