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The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants is a non-governmental and non-profit organization that aims to defend and further the rights of refugees, migrants and prevent trafficking in persons in Israel. We are committed to ending the exploitation of migrants and abuse of refugees, and promote just government policies that take the rights of migrants and refugees into account. We seek to be the herald of the people whose voices are unheard in Israel’s public sphere and to build a just, equal and democratic society in Israel.

Alternative to Child Detention in Israel

Israel prevents refugees from renewing visas & jails them for it

Dozens of asylum-seekers have been arrested in Israel in the past three weeks for not holding a valid visa – after the Ministry of Interior have been refusing, in the past two months, to renew visas of asylum-seekers who don’t have payslips and...
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The Anti-Infiltration Law Changed the Lives of These People

Written by: Adv. Asaf Weitzen For just over three years, I have been working for the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants as a lawyer. Almost throughout this entire period we have been dealing with the Anti-Infiltration Law and its negative impact. The Supreme...
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“No Note from the Doctor, No Visa”

Asylum-seekers often turn to us at the Hotline due to bureaucratic abuse at the hand of Ministry of Interior clerks, but we haven’t encountered such a kafkaesque story in a while. Mahari is an Eritrean asylum-seeker who has been volunteering for two years...
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