Immigration getting attention

2011-11-24 11:09

Progress is being made in responding to immigration problems in South Africa, government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi said today.

The management of the immigration project plan covered a number of areas, he told reporters after Cabinet’s regular Wednesday meeting.

The plan included research on the application of international protocols relating to immigration in South Africa.

Research was also being carried out on the extent and nature of the involvement of illegal and other immigrants in the illicit economy, including illegal mining, unregistered businesses of immigrants, and tax evasion.

The minimum rights of immigrants was being reviewed, including the right to work and study, currently granted in terms of the Refugees Act.

Also under review were training and sensitisation programmes for judges, magistrates, and prosecutors on immigration and refugee legislation, and on the rights of immigrants relative to the obligations of the state, Manyi said.

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