CoRMSA Submission - Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs - Immigration Amendment Bill 32 of 2010 - November 2010

 

Introduction:

The Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA) is a national network of organisations working with refugees and migrants in South Africa. CoRMSA member organisations include research institutions, law clinics, direct service providers and migrant and refugee communities who have various expertise on migration issues. CoRMSA welcomes the opportunity to make this submission on the Immigration Amendment Bill to the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs. This submission highlights some of the issues that are critical in addressing the immigration needs of the country as well as specific provisions that the Bill aims to amend.

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CoRMSA members include: The Black Sash, Amnesty International (South African Chapter), Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, Christians for Peace in Africa, Coordinating Body of Refugee Communities, Durban Refugee Service Providers Network, Forced Migration Studies Programme, Jesuit Refugee Service, Lawyers for Human Rights, Musina Legal Advice Office Planned Parenthood Association of South Africa, Refugee Children’s Project, Refugee Ministries Centre, Refugee Pastoral Care, Refugee Social Services, South African Red Cross Society, Southern African Centre for Survivors of Torture, Tutumike Network, Unity of Tertiary Refugee Students, University of Cape Town Law Clinic, University of the Witwatersrand Law Clinic