Law Forces Asylum-seekers to Set Aside Fifth of Salary, to Be Paid Out When They Leave Israel

Israel says aim is to make employing asylum-seekers more expensive for businesses; human rights organizations warn that the obligation will exacerbate poverty.

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The Knesset plenum on Tuesday passed an amendment to the anti-infiltration law that requires African asylum-seekers to deposit 20 percent of their salary into a fund that will only become available to them...