Draft Immigration Amendment Committee Bill

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Submissions are now closed (since 23 July 2018)

Home Affairs

The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs invites you to comment on the Draft Immigration Amendment Bill, 2018.

The Bill seeks to amend the Immigration Act, 2002 so as to:
▪ insert a definition;
▪ revise and align the provisions relating to the detention of illegal foreigners for purposes of deportation with constitutional principles;
▪ provide for further extensions of detention of an illegal foreigner in certain circumstances;
▪ provide guidance to an immigration officer as to when he or she may arrest and detain an illegal foreigner for purposes of deportation.

Comments can be emailed to Mr Eddie Mathonsi at emathonsi@parliament.gov.za by no later than 16h00 on Monday, 23 July 2018.

Enquiries can be directed to Mr Eddie Mathonsi on tel (021) 403 3826 or cell 083 709 8523

Please note comments received after the closing date will not be considered.

Issued by Mr Patrick Hlomani Chauke, MP Chairperson: Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs