The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants is Israel’s leading organization protecting the rights of refugees, migrant workers and victims of human trafficking. For over 15 years Hotline staff and volunteers have been visiting Israel’s immigration detention centers to monitor conditions, meet with detainees and provide paralegal intervention and legal representation. We represent some of the most vulnerable people in Israel and advocate for government policies consistent with a just, equal and democratic Israel.

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US State Department’s annual report on Human Rights criticizes Israel’s Immigration Policy

On March 30, 2021, the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor published its annual Human Rights report on all countries receiving assistance and all United Nations member states in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the...
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The Hotline’s 2019 annual detention monitoring

The Hotline’s 2019 annual detention monitoring report reveals: Injustices in the Population Authority’s detention facility and concentrated attempts to detain and deport families with school-aged children. Data from the Population and Immigration Authority reveal that the Authority violates the High Court ruling regarding...
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Trapped in Limbo – New Report by The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants

A new report by the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants reveals the State of Israel’s methods for avoiding the examination of justified requests for political asylum. The report, “Trapped in Limbo”, named for a quote from Supreme Court President Justice Hayut on this matter, brings...
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