Tag: immigration policy

WP vaccine bills are constitutional, says AG

WP vaccine bills are constitutional, says AG

| 05/10/2021 | 104 Comments

(CNS): Amendments to immigration and border control legislation passing through Parliament, which will add the COVID-19 vaccination to the conditions for work permit holders and some categories of residents, are constitutional and will withstand legal challenges, Attorney General Samuel Bulgin told Parliament Monday evening. He said that government is able to do things that could […]

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Saunders signals significant immigration changes

Saunders signals significant immigration changes

| 05/10/2021 | 162 Comments

(CNS): Changes are coming to the point system and other parts of the immigration law to “make sure that Caymanians return to their rightful place”, Deputy Premier Chris Saunders told Parliament Monday, as he urged the opposition to “save their fighting”. Heralding policy changes that would put local people ahead of guest workers and responding […]

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Premier signals radical shift in immigration

Premier signals radical shift in immigration

| 22/01/2018 | 58 Comments

(CNS): The premier has said the coming changes in his ministry to establish a National Human Resources Department will be a “radical shift” in how government deals with the issue of immigration and the local workforce. Since the formation of the Government of National Unity in the wake of the elections, Premier Alden McLaughlin has indicated […]

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More legal action as PR remains stalled

More legal action as PR remains stalled

| 04/05/2017 | 134 Comments

(CNS): A local law firm representing a number of applicants waiting on their permanent residency applications has filed at least one more case in the courts as the situation remains stalled. In correspondence with applicants, some of whom have been waiting for more than three years, the lawyers have questioned the commitment by government to […]

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US visitors to pre-clear, China gets visa-free entry

US visitors to pre-clear, China gets visa-free entry

| 02/02/2017 | 122 Comments

(CNS): The premier has announced some immigration changes that will impact travellers to Cayman and Caymanian travellers. Speaking at Cayman Economic Outlook Thursday, Alden McLaughlin said his government was close to finalising an agreement for immigration pre-clearance at Miami International Airport for eligible passengers coming to Cayman. He also revealed that Chinese visitors with a valid […]

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CJ denies ICO access to Ritch report

CJ denies ICO access to Ritch report

| 30/01/2017 | 48 Comments

(CNS): The chief justice has ruled that the premier does not have to show the controversial Ritch report on the immigration law to the information commissioner because of legal privilege. In a 44-page decision, the country’s top judge accepted the public interest in and the problems with immigration legislation but nevertheless found that the premier could […]

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Rich are target of immigration changes

Rich are target of immigration changes

| 06/04/2015 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Wealthy individuals who own property and want to live in the Cayman Islands or spend more time here without working will be the focus of the next round of legislative changes to the immigration law, the premier has said. The bulk of the changes impacting work permits will be dealt with via changes in […]

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PPM brings back caregivers’ right to stay

PPM brings back caregivers’ right to stay

| 30/03/2015 | 29 Comments

(CNS): The current government is re-introducing the caregivers’ special immigration certificate that will exempt those looking after the sick, elderly or disabled from rollover, regardless of any failure to achieve permanent residency (PR). The certificate was originally introduced by the UDP government in 2010 to allow some domestic workers to stay in Cayman past the work […]

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