Thursday, November 28, 2013

“Rise of African Migrant Deportation from the Middle East"

(Nov 27, 2013,(voa))--Migrants of African descent who live in the Middle East ARE feeling uneasy as new laws are being proposed to force them out.  On Monday,  the Israeli cabinet has  approved a new bill aimed at deporting thousands of Africans, including Ethiopian, Eritrean and Sudanese, who illegally entered the country and who are perceived by the government as a threat.

Meanwhile, in Saudi Arabia, thousands of mostly African workers are seeking repatriation after three people were killed earlier this month in clashes between migrant workers and vigilante residents backed by police.  Some advocacy groups are saying the forced repatriation of the African migrants amounts to a grave violation of their human rights because of the risk of persecution in their reclusive homeland.

Join us for this live, 60-minute television and radio call-in simulcast, when host Shaka Ssali and his guests probe the major issues surrounding the deportation of African migrants by Middle Eastern countries and other regions around the globe.

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