Liberia: Rep. Bility Introduces Bill Calling for Amendment of Liberia Aliens and Nationality Law of 2022

Published: 15/Feb/2024
Source: Front Page Africa (Monrovia)

CAPITOL HILL, Monrovia – Representative Musa Hansan (Bility) District #7, Nimba County) has introduced a bill seeking the amendment of the Liberia Aliens and Nationality Law of 2022.

In a statement accompanying the draft law, Rep. Bility described the proposal as an omnibus bill intended to comprehensively revise and codify all laws concerning immigration, naturalization, and nationality. He said that is not compatibility with modern global realities

“The bill proposes a much-needed overhaul and modernization of these laws, particularly in the areas of citizenship, immigration, and naturalization. It aims to align our policies with contemporary global realities, taking us forward and addressing the pressing need for reform,” Rep. Bility said.

He highlighted that recent years have seen growing national concerns regarding Liberia’s citizenship, immigration, and naturalization policies, underscoring the importance of updating these policies to promote national unity, economic and social development, and effective foreign relations.

The proposed amendments, according to Representative Bility, seek to eliminate barriers to citizenship for natural-born Liberians and their descendants, streamline immigration and naturalization processes, and remove outdated and discriminatory provisions, including colonial references.

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Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Dual Nationality, Loss and Deprivation of Nationality
Regions: Liberia
Year: 2024