Immigration Law amendment near

The proposed changes to the Immigration Law will be presented to the Legislative Assembly in the early part of December when the House reconvenes.

Leader of Government Business Kurt Tibbetts made it clear Friday that the seven-year term limit – or rollover policy – will remain in effect.

Several individuals and organisations submitted input on the draft amendment to the Immigration Law before the consultation process ended, Mr. Tibbetts said.

‘We have all the responses and comments collated,’ he said, adding that the Immigration Review Team has been meeting for long hours with the Government.

‘We’ll take on board those [suggestions] that make sense,’ he said. ‘Certainly, while the finished product might not reflect all of those comments, we’ll be taking on board some of those that don’t change the policy issues.’

Mr. Tibbetts said the government understood the importance of getting input on the matter.

‘We have to look at all sides of the coin and make sure that what we’re putting into law in term of a policy is practical, workable and in the best interest of the Cayman Islands.’

The Legislative Assembly will reconvene on 1 December after Mr. Tibbetts and Cabinet Minister Alden McLaughlin return from the annual Overseas Territories meetings in England.

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