This newly translated report contains an overview of the phenomenon of illegal brokerage fees as well as a the results from survey of 835 migrant caregivers who work in Israel.

From the moment Israel started to bring migrant workers into the country, the import of migrant workers was privatized and contracted by private manpower agencies. Migrant workers intent on arriving in Israel were forced to pay exorbitant brokerage fees, which peaked at $31,000 in the agriculture and construction sectors. In the caregiving field, all migrant workers pay from $5,000 to $13,000 for a work visa. Collection of such high brokerage fees is always done illegally, but the law is not enforced and Israel has refrained from battling this unfair practice.

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