International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) – which is based in Paris, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI)  and Mossawa released a statement on June 3, 2008, opposing the draft "Prevention of Infiltration Law 2008." Amnesty was also involved, sending a Memorandum to the Knesset Internal Affairs and Environment Committee, urging legislators to reject a proposed law that " lengthy prison sentences on asylum-seekers and irregular migrants, disregarding their reasons for entering the country, and allowing for their immediate deportation, without regard for their possible ill-treatment or persecution to which they may be subject upon their return."

As is often the case, these NGOs erase key context including the scale of the problem of immigrants (10,000 Africans in the last five years) and the significant funding allocated to helping African refugees.