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Tag: immigration boards

Ex-board chair claims unfair treatment over ‘PR debacle’

Ex-board chair claims unfair treatment over ‘PR debacle’

| 10/09/2017 | 71 Comments
(CNS): The outgoing chairman of the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board, Waide DaCosta, has listed a catalogue of problems surrounding the process of granting permanent residency and claimed he has been “vilified” by the press for issues that were beyond his control. Specifica [...]

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Number of PR deferrals growing

Number of PR deferrals growing

| 08/08/2017 | 63 Comments
(CNS): Government officials have now considered over 100 permanent residency applications from the backlog of paperwork after specially trained administrators were brought in last month to assist the members of the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board. But despite the acceleration in revie [...]

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Admin team picks up pace on PR backlog

Admin team picks up pace on PR backlog

| 02/08/2017
(CNS): With around 1,000 outstanding permanent residency applications still waiting to be considered, the new team of immigration administrators now assisting the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board have helped to pick up the pace, doubling the rate of reviews in their first week.  The t [...]

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Board to re-start PR applications next week

Board to re-start PR applications next week

| 15/06/2017 | 76 Comments
(CNS): Waide DaCosta, the chair of the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board (CSPR), has confirmed that next week he and his members will begin reviewing the backlog of PR applications, which stalled after a change in the law in 2013. Following almost three and a half years of various probl [...]

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CIG challenged by PR backlog

CIG challenged by PR backlog

| 28/03/2017 | 42 Comments
(CNS): Officials from immigration said they will decide permanent residency applications within 30 days of receiving final submissions from applicants and will begin with the oldest first. But government has admitted that it has not yet completed its “plan” that will allow what will be a [...]

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Ritch report still not public after FOI review

Ritch report still not public after FOI review

| 30/09/2016 | 34 Comments
(CNS): The government is still insisting that the report conducted by local attorney David Ritch into issues surrounding the immigration law is protected by attorney-client privilege and will not be released, despite the continued public interest. Ritch was asked by government more than a year ago t [...]

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Job ads continue to stir up local concerns

Job ads continue to stir up local concerns

| 11/08/2016 | 200 Comments
(CNS): How bosses in Cayman go about recruiting overseas staff and what often appears to be the deliberate exclusion of local workers continues to raise concerns in the community but government seems unable to address the issue. In the latest case to attract attention, an unidentified hospitality em [...]

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Immigration issues dominate human rights complaints

Immigration issues dominate human rights complaints

| 10/05/2016 | 42 Comments
(CNS): During 2015 the Human Rights Commission dealt with 31 complaints from members of the public alleging breaches by public officials of their human rights, according to its latest annual report. The majority of complaints were about the immigration department or its connected boards, such as the [...]

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Over 10,700 status grants awarded since 2001

Over 10,700 status grants awarded since 2001

| 16/12/2015 | 128 Comments
(CNS): Over the last fifteen years Caymanian status has been granted to 10,768 people under the immigration law or by Cabinet. The mass status grants in 2003, given to more than 3,370 people because of pressure from the UK to regularize people who had been here for many years without rights, is [...]

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CIG to stop job-hopping expats

CIG to stop job-hopping expats

| 24/11/2015 | 88 Comments
(CNS): The government is reviewing section 50 of the immigration law due to an increase in the number of expatriate workers who are job-hopping while still on a work permit without a letter of release from their bosses, according to Deputy Governor Franz Manderson. Following what appears to be a re [...]

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Miller calls for affirmative action for locals

Miller calls for affirmative action for locals

| 26/10/2015 | 99 Comments
(CNS): The independent member for North Side has revealed his intention to being a private member’s motion to the next meeting of the Legislative Assembly calling for quotas and affirmative action in the workplace to secure jobs for locals. Ezzard Miller said that with the persistent failure o [...]

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