March 30, 2010

Rethink and come again, warns Comissiong

Published on: 3/27/2010.

THE COALITION FOR HUMANE AMNESTY, a non-Governmental organisation comprising Barbadians and a number of CARICOM nationals, has three issues with Government's proposed Managed Migration Policy.

President of the coalition, attorney David Comissiong, made this clear Thursday night, when the final town hall meeting on Government's immigration Green Paper debated the policy at the Barbados Workers' Union's Solidarity House headquarters.

Comissiong said the organisation was formed last year so CARICOM people could lobby and exert social pressure to ensure undocumented people in Barbados are treated with sensitivity and humaneness.

"We have discussed the Green Paper knowing that historically Barbados has been one of the world's leading exporters of people," Comissiong told the audience. "And we also realise that Barbados has been the leading country when it comes to regional integration," the pan-Africanist added.

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