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Bermuda Ponders Immigration Reforms

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
02 August, 2017

Bermuda's Minister of Home Affairs, Walton Brown, has asked the island's Immigration Reform Working Group to propose immigration reforms to put Bermudians first while fostering continued growth in the business sector.

Setting out terms of reference for the Working Group in a recent letter, Brown asked it to continue its work collecting data on mixed immigration status families. The Working Group has also been asked to recommend how mixed status families might be dealt with, as well as whether there should be additional categories of permanent resident certificate, and Bermudian status.

The Working Group is required to produce a final report by no later than October 31, 2017. After the report is completed there will be an island-wide consultation process with the public, opposition party, and various stakeholder groups, which will last for three months, concluding in 2018.

The Minister said that only after this three-month consultation period ends will changes to the proposals be put forward.


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