African migrants cautiously optimistic about U.N.-Israel agreement – Israel News


A boy takes part in a protest against the Israeli government’s plan to deport African migrants, in Tel Aviv, Israel March 24, 2018..
(photo credit: REUTERS/CORINNA KERN)

African migrants living in Tel Aviv say they are cautiously optimistic about an agreement Israel struck with the United Nations Refugee Agency to allow them to be resettled in Western countries, while others will be allowed to remain in Israel.

“It’s a step in the right direction, but I’m not so trusting,” said Alena, a Sudanese asylum-seeker.

“The thought of getting a work visa, getting a real job and being able to move out of the partitioned room, which I share with two other women, is a good thought,” she told The Jerusalem Post.

“I just hope it happens – it’s good news.”

Alena said she’d…

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