Corruption at Root of Illegal Immigration Problem

Sunday 22nd, August 2010 / 15:14 Published by

The Bahamas government’s recent appeal for illegal immigrants to leave the country must be “substantive” or it will become a “joke”, Bishop Simeon Hall warned yesterday.

Brent Symonette, acting Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, last week ordered all illegal immigrants residing in the Bahamas to voluntarily leave the country or face immediate deportation.

However, Bishop Hall, senior pastor of New Covenant Baptist Church, claims that illegal immigrants would not be in the country in such high numbers without the “complicity of some corrupt persons in authority.”

He added: “Illegal immigrants have corrupted many agencies in our Bahamas and this pronouncement by the Minister must have teeth or it becomes laughable.”


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