Saturday, November 7, 2009

Israeli Work Camps?

Haaretz reported:

Israel proposes work camps for illegal migrants The government is considering establishing work camps in the south of the country, where illegal migrant workers will receive shelter, food and medical care, Army Radio reported Wednesday. In exchange, illegal migrants would perform manual labor outside the camps, but would not earn a salary.

They would stay at the camp until their asylum claims are decided, which could take months or years.

The proposal, part of the effort to address the problems posed by illegal migrants, would place asylum seekers at jobs in communities in the Negev and Arava. Their salaries would go to the state, in order to fund the camps.

Divide, conquer and profit continues. Expect the U.S. to imitate its 51st state, just as it did on summary executions, a border wall, kidnapping foreigners, indefinite detention and "nonlethal" weapons. It's in our genes.