Opposition introduces right-wing immigration legislation

A group of parties in the opposition, led by Likud, introduce a bill to change the Law of Return and to revise Israeli immigration policies. The legislation — which has been introduced, but abandoned in the past — aims to limit and restrict immigration to Israel, and provide the state with greater capabilities in deporting those in the country illegally.

The bill, signed onto by Likud, Religious Zionism, Shas, United Torah Judaism, and renegade Yamina MK Amichai Chikli, would limit the eligibility for temporary residency, permanent residency, and citizenship. It would also provide the Knesset with the power to revoke residency or citizenship, and give the state the ability to seize money brought in by those who enter the country illegally.

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