Knesset approves first reading of bill penalizing employers of African migrants

26.07.2012                      07.Aw. 5772

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Knesset approves first reading of bill penalizing employers of African migrants

Law would impose a sentence of up to five years in prison or a fine of up to NIS five million on Israelis employing illegal migrant.

The Knesset on Wednesday passed the first reading of a bill to impose harsher punishments on individuals who employ, harbor, or assist illegal migrants.
If the new bill passes the two remaining readings and becomes a law, a sentence of up to five years in prison or a fine of up to NIS five million could be imposed.
Likud MK Ofir Akunis, who drafted the bill, hailed the vote….