Source: Eyewitness News (South Africa)
The Lawyers for Human Rights briefed Parliament’s home affairs committee on statelessness and other challenges faced by migrants
CAPE TOWN – Lawyers for Human Rights said on Tuesday the Department of Home Affairs was “structurally xenophobic” because its exclusionary online system.
The lawyers briefed Parliament’s home affairs committee on statelessness and other challenges faced by migrants.
The organisation and members of the home affairs committee also said DNA testing requirements and high costs were a violation of the rights of migrants.
The organisation’s Lindokuhle Mdabe said the digitisation of the registration system and other requirements made it almost impossible to get documented.
“We have noted that issues of structural xenophobia because of lack of proper documentation we see that there is now limited access to socio economic rights and also services.”, said Mdabe.