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Immigration law a problem, admits premier

Immigration law a problem, admits premier

| 02/05/2017
(CNS Election): The leader of the Progressives is increasingly indicating that resolving the problems surrounding immigration legislation will form a central part of his government’s agenda if he gets a second chance to lead a PPM administration. Premier Alden McLaughlin, who has headed up the ho [...]

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PPM plans to take work permits from immigration

PPM plans to take work permits from immigration

| 24/04/2017 | 94 Comments
(CNS): If re-elected to government next month, the new PPM administration will be taking work-permit decisions away from the immigration department and putting them in the hands of the employment ministry with a new human resources authority. Speaking at the Progressives’ George Town meeting o [...]

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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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Home affairs silent on CIO suspension

Home affairs silent on CIO suspension

| 08/03/2017 | 44 Comments
(CNS): Government officials at the home affairs ministry have refused to comment on the current situation regarding the chief immigration officer, Linda Evans, who has been on required leave from her top civil service job for more than two years. CNS has learned that Evans may have been retired from [...]

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Eight immigration officers off the job

Eight immigration officers off the job

| 23/01/2017 | 55 Comments
(CNS): Officials from the Department of Immigration have said that there are now eight people from the department on required leave for one reason or another after three more people were suspended last week following their arrest in an anti-corruption case. It is also understood that the eight peopl [...]

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Five arrested in immigration corruption probe

Five arrested in immigration corruption probe

| 19/01/2017 | 50 Comments
(CNS): Five people have been arrested by investigators from the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), with the assistance of the RCIPS, on suspicion of bribing public officials, fraud on government and breach of trust. While the ACC and police gave no details about the case, the home affairs ministry co [...]

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Immigration compliance manager appears in dock

Immigration compliance manager appears in dock

| 29/11/2016
(CNS): Jeanine Lewis (57), who is currently suspended from her post as a senior member of the immigration department’s management team, appeared in the dock in Summary Court Tuesday to face charges relating to drug and immigration offences, but the case was adjourned until December. Lewis, who is [...]

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Over $4M in fees owed by 473 PRs

Over $4M in fees owed by 473 PRs

| 04/11/2016 | 77 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Immigration said it is ramping up efforts to pursue outstanding permanent residency fees, as officials revealed that the DoI is attempting to collect more than $4.1 million in past-due fees from 473 permanent residents. Acting Chief Immigration Officer Bruce Smith said his t [...]

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Immigration statistics reveal over 24,000 overseas workers

Immigration statistics reveal over 24,000 overseas workers

| 01/09/2016 | 58 Comments
(CNS): Statistics from the immigration department that are much more up to date than those revealed by the Economics and Statistics Office in the quarterly report last week show that there are more than 24,000 workers in Cayman from 122 different countries. The figure includes workers on full and t [...]

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Immigration officer will be suspended

Immigration officer will be suspended

| 27/08/2016 | 89 Comments
(CNS): With the news this week that an unidentified senior immigration officer was arrested after a police raid that turned up a gun, drugs and an illegal immigrant, the home affairs ministry has confirmed that the woman will be placed on required leave. No one has been charged yet but five people w [...]

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Six Cubans sent back while 83 remain

Six Cubans sent back while 83 remain

| 17/08/2016 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Immigration officials confirmed that six Cuban migrants were deported back to Havana on Monday. It is not clear when the three men and three women had arrived in the Cayman Islands, but 2016 has proved to be yet another very busy year for the local authorities dealing with the arrival of migr [...]

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