Interior Minister Eli Yishai, leader of the ultra-orthodox Shas Party, wants to expel the foreign workers, many of whom are devout Christians, like Valdez, a Roman Catholic. Yishai says their presence "is liable to damage the state's Jewish identity, constitute a demographic threat and increase the danger of assimilation." Israel's Illegal Immigrants Face Deportation Uncertainty - Yahoo! News What is the "danger of assimilation". Is it Borg?