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  • Myths about refugees and migrant workers (Elizabeth Tsurkov)

    The public debate raging in Israel today about migrant workers and refugees is full of misleading statistics, slogans and bombastic headlines, which makes it hard to get to the core of the debate. Are migrant workers "taking over" cities across Israel, driving the crime rate up? Are the African "infiltrators" actually migrant workers exploiting Israel? Do migrant workers come to Israel to have babies that will anchor them to Israel? Here I'll attempt to dispel some of these myths with statistics and a dose of common sense that often seems to elude this debate. The most common myth about migrant…

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