We won't accept the reforms to the Immigration Law
or the Basic Resident Registration Law!
LISTEN TO US!
Date/time: July 2 (Thu) 12:00 - 13:00
Place: The first conference room, Upper House Diet members office building
(A gate pass will be provided at the entrance.) >>Map
Organizer: NGO Executive Committee to say NO to the new residency(zairyu) card system
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On June 19, three reform bills -- the Basic Resident Registration Law, the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, and the Special Law on Immigration Control -- were passed in the Lower House of the Diet, with alterations.
These reform bills are supposed to improve convenience for foreign nationals who reside in Japan legally. In fact, they diminish foreigners' rights and impose stricter controls on them, for example by increasing the fine for failing to notify officials of any changes to personal details. Also, once these reform bills are passed in the Upper House and become law, it would connect governmental systems, immigration control, and municipal systems for residents registration. Thus it would undermine municipal autonomy. Moreover, as the new Basic Resident Registraion Law will not register undocumented people and asylum seekers, they will become "invisible".
Despite the serious impact these reform bills will have on foreign nationals , they have not been fully discussed. The Diet has never asked for the opinions of foreign nationals. We consider that is a big problem. Almost no official information has been provided to foreign nationals even now.
We will hold the 6th assembly in the Diet Member Building in order to listen to views of foreign nationals who have not yet been consulted.
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