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Immigration group’s terms of reference

The terms of reference have been released for a Consultative Immigration Reform Working Group, appointed after a week of protests outside Parliament sparked by the controversial Pathways to Status legislation.

The group is to consult with the community and make policy recommendations on immigration issues raised by the Bill, including the granting of permanent resident's certificates and Bermuda status.

In a statement yesterday, the working group announced it would first tackle the issue of rights and privileges for children adopted overseas by Bermudians.

The group invited submissions “from any interested party”, for a policy to be ready for submission to Cabinet by June 10.

The next issue for consideration will be mixed-status families.

The details came as the group welcomed Steven Todd, replacing Warren Jones, who “resigned reluctantly due to other commitments”.

As well as considering immigration law, the group may provide for the Labour Advisory Council to propose policy and legislation.

You can submit comments at the group's drop box in the ground floor of the Government Administration Building on Parliament Street, by e-mail at immigrationbda@gmail.com, or by phone at 504-4664

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Published May 09, 2016 at 4:51 pm (Updated May 10, 2016 at 7:25 am)

Immigration group’s terms of reference

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