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Video: Minister Walton Brown On Immigration Bill

Video: Minister Walton Brown On Immigration Bill

Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown held a press conference today [Oct 19] to address a “number of concerns that have been raised” about the Bermuda Immigration And Protection [No. 2] Act, which he said will be debated tomorrow in Parliament. Minister Brown said, “There has been a litany of comments made about what this Bill will provide... Read more of this article

HRC Commissioner To Join Reform Committee

HRC Commissioner To Join Reform Committee

“In the interest of collaboration on human rights and immigration issues in the long term, the Minister has invited a Commissioner of the HRC to join the Immigration Reform Committee and the HRC has accepted this invitation,” the Ministry and HRC said today. The joint statement said, “Following public statements issued last week by... Read more of this article

Group Urge Govt To Withdraw ‘Unfortunate Bill’

Group Urge Govt To Withdraw ‘Unfortunate Bill’

The ‘Supporting Fair Immigration Reform’ group said they have “strong concerns about the Government’s recently tabled Immigration Bill, and said they “implore and urge the Government to withdraw this unfortunate Bill and to allow its Comprehensive Immigration Reform process to unfold.” A spokesperson said, “The... Read more of this article

Videos: OBA Call For Bill To Be Withdrawn

Videos: OBA Call For Bill To Be Withdrawn

The OBA has released four online videos addressing the recently tabled Immigration Bill, with Senator Andrew Simons, Senator Nick Kempe and MP Susan Jackson all calling for Home Affairs Minister Walton Brown to withdraw the Bill. Senator Andrew Simons said, “Minister Walton Brown has tabled an Immigration Bill in the House of Assembly. That Bill... Read more of this article

Immigration & Protection Amendment Act 2017

Immigration & Protection Amendment Act 2017

The Bill that was tabled in the House — the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Amendment [No. 2] Act 2017 — is now available online, with the Bill seeking to amend the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Act 1956 and to make amendments to Schedule 2 to the Human Rights Act 1981. Speaking in the House last Friday, Minister of Home Affairs... Read more of this article

“What We View As An Unfortunate Proposal”

“What We View As An Unfortunate Proposal”

Following the tabling of the Bermuda Immigration [No. 2] Act 2017 in the House of Assembly, OUTBermuda wrote to the Minister saying they “would like to register our objection to what we view as an unfortunate proposal that will erode human rights protections to the detriment of everyone in Bermuda.”Bill Tabled In House In the House on Friday,... Read more of this article

HRC Urge Govt to Withdraw Immigration Bill

HRC Urge Govt to Withdraw Immigration Bill

[Updated] Following the tabling of the Bermuda Immigration [No. 2] Act 2017 in the House of Assembly, the Human Rights Commission said they are “steadfastly against the Government’s decision to table” the Bill, and urged the Government to “withdraw the tabled Bill to allow for proper consultation.”Bill Tabled In House In... Read more of this article

Minister Tables Bermuda Immigration Act 2017

Minister Tables Bermuda Immigration Act 2017

In the House of Assembly today [Oct 6], Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown tabled a Bill that seeks to exempt the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Act 1956 from the primacy of the Human Rights Act 1981. Minister Brown said, “The bill entitled ‘Bermuda Immigration [No. 2] Act 2017′ seeks to amend section 8 of the principal Act... Read more of this article