Legislation designed to overhaul Immigration and Nationality service taken to parliament

By on November 1, 2013

Prime Minister Dean Barrow today introduced a set of three pieces of legislation designed to overhaul the Immigration and Nationality services to make the system “as fail-safe as possible.” 

The proposed reform includes the setting up of a vetting committee to oversee the vetting of applications for visas and changing the Nationality Act to tighten up the process of obtaining citizenship by registration. 

These new measures come in the wake of allegations of corruption in the Immigration and Nationalist department, which ultimately resulted in the firing of Junior Minister Elvin Penner in September.

One Comment

  1. Alex

    November 2, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    This is a step in the right direction.

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