Israel Set to Reduce Amount African Migrant Workers Must Pay State in Controversial Program

Asylum seekers will pay 16.5 percent of salary, instead of current 20 percent, if Knesset approves ministers’ proposal, while employers will deposit 12.5 percent; migrants, human rights groups and restaurateurs want program scrapping

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The government is planning to reduce the amount of money African migrant workers have to deposit into a controversial fund every month while they seek asylum in Israel.