Just when the media made us think the 2008 Immigration draft law was dead, local dailies announce that the Cabinet indeed approved the Immigration law as well as changes to the 1998 Banking Law Decree.
The text should be posted online next week in the Official Gazette and from that date it will be in force.
It remains to be seen if recommendations sent by the Bar Association and other groups were included in the final approved text. The National Board of Migrants and Refugees (MENAMIRE) wants the President to veto it, but that is not possible with a Law Decree from the Cabinet. MENAMIRE says the law only allows those with a bank account to stay in the country.
The Presidency website provides us picture of the lovely Cabinet meeting with accompanying breakfast.