Moldovan caregiver’s family, including daughter, 5, deported without meeting her
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Moldovan caregiver’s family, including daughter, 5, deported without meeting her

Authorities says Anna Bogorz’s relatives were required to leave because her brother, on previous trip, filed for asylum

Anna Bogorz (YouTube screenshot)
Anna Bogorz (YouTube screenshot)

Four family members of a Moldovan citizen working as a caregiver in Israel were deported back to their country after arriving in Israel on Tuesday morning for a short visit, having not been allowed to meet with her.

The Population, Immigration and Border Authority said that the reason for the deportation was related to the caregiver’s brother, who had previously visited Israel and immediately sought asylum, the Ynet news site reported. The brother was not among the relatives visiting on this trip.

Anna Bogorz’s four family members who were required to leave were her 5-year-old daughter, the caregiver’s mother, the wife of the brother who sought asylum, and the brother’s son.

Bogorz told Ynet that her family members arrived in order to celebrate the birthday of her daughter, 5-year-old Polina, whom the caregiver had not seen for several months. But Bogorz was “not even allowed to hug” her child.

“I just wanted us to celebrate her birthday and go for a walk,” Bogorz said. “She has a ticket back to Moldova on December 8.”

The family of the elderly woman for whom Bogorz is caring shared a video on Facebook in which the Moldovan woman can be seen crying and asking to see her daughter. Simona Hirsch, the daughter-in-law of the elderly woman, wrote on Facebook: “The girl is a few meters from her mother and they are not allowing them to meet, not even to hug her.”

The Population, Immigration and Border Authority said that since one of the four family members was the wife of an asylum seeker, “there is no reason for them to enter Israel,” Ynet reported.

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