“The OBA government has completely lost its mind” and “this is the time for direct action,” said MP Walton Brown today following the Government’s announcement of proposed changes to the island’s immigration laws.
The Government announced earlier today that they plan to make changes to the law to provide pathways to Permanent Residency and Bermuda status for some long-term residents.
The Government said they will amend the laws with changes to include any person who is ordinarily resident in Bermuda for 15 years becoming eligible to apply for permanent residency, and any permanent resident who is ordinarily resident in Bermuda for 20 years becoming eligible to apply for Bermudian status.
Speaking via social media, Mr Brown said, “The OBA Government has completely lost its mind.
“Despite numerous attempts to take a bi-partisan approach on the contentious issue of immigration reform, this Government has taken unilateral steps with contempt for Bermudians reminiscent of the racist policies of the 1960s.”
“There is no longer space to discuss and negotiate. This is the time for direct action. Civil disobedience. I will consult with other like minded people and we will act…as early as next week. Are you in?”