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Country: Asylum Seekers and Israel

country: The Israel government has started distributing notices advising asylum seekers they have 60 days to leave for a safe African country with the help of a plane ticket and a few thousand dollars, according to CBC. If they don't go voluntarily, they face indefinite imprisonment. A majority of the 37,000 citizens of Sudan and Eritrea living in Israel are being ordered out of the country beginning next month. Canada does not support policies of mass deportations of asylum seekers. Africans worry deportation could mean death Israel's immigrant underclass As the country that resettles the highest number of African asylum-seekers from Israel, we are in direct contact with the Government of Israel to convey Canada's concerns about the situation. The rights of asylum seekers and refugees are laid out in the Geneva Convention on the Status of Refugees, of which Israel is a signatory, said Adam Austen, spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland. ( As reported in the news.