The Israeli Immigration Policy Center is responsible for launching one of the most prominent public protests of the last decade – the protests of south Tel Aviv residents against the phenomenon of illegal migration to Israel. The IIPC revealed the scope of the phenomenon and how it influences the future of the State of Israel and joined forces with the residents of South Tel Aviv to promote civil protests on a larger scale. The Israeli Immigration Policy Center gave strategic, media and logistic counselling to the residents of south Tel Aviv and was a partner in arranging protests outside the homes of ministers, the government’s legal adviser, Supreme Court justices and more.
Protest outside the home of Interior Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich
Following an incident in which a migrant who was driving drunk with no license or insurance hit three girls with his car, residents of south Tel Aviv protested outside the home of Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich, demanding an end to the police’s weakhanded response to this phenomenon. Following the protest, the police began to act more forcefully against the phenomenon and it subsided.
Protest outside the home of Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein
Following a tour of South Tel Aviv with the attorney general, the Israeli Immigration Policy Center organized a protest outside his home, demanding to enforce the administrative procedure for dealing with migrants involved in criminal activity. During the protest the attorney-general invited us into his home and a work meeting with representatives of his office in Jerusalem was scheduled. The pressure brought about an enforcement of the procedure, and this contributed to a decline in the scope of criminality in South Tel Aviv.
Hatikva neighborhood protest:
In October 2015 residents of South Tel Aviv organized a large-scale protest in Hatikva neighborhood in south Tel Aviv. The previous CEO of the IIPC, Orly Yuger, was among the speakers.
The blood protest
Following the stabbing of a girl during a robbery on the Tel Aviv Promenade, residents of the southern part of the city went to protest in the promenade wearing tee-shirts with blood-like stains, in order to warn the public against the increasingly violent behavior shown by the illegal migrant population.