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Israel makes compromise in migrant row

Israel's government has modified controversial proposals to expel large numbers of migrant workers and their families, even if their children were born in country.

There are thought to be hundreds of children, born to migrant workers, who are fully assimilated into Israeli society but are facing deportation to countries they do not know.

Amendments to the policy, introduced after mass protests in the country, would allow some children and their families to stay.

The BBC's Middle East Correspondent Wyre Davies reports from Jerusalem.

  • 01 Aug 2010
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