Over 300 Haitians Repatriated

Monday 20th, August 2012 / 08:03 Published by

Haitian immigrants

Just over 300 Haitian migrants have been repatriated to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, since Tuesday after being captured in Eleuthera, Exuma, Abaco and New Providence in recent weeks, Director of Immigration Jack Thompson.

“We also assisted with the deportation of a number of persons of other nationalities who for one reason or the other [needed to be] deported from The Bahamas,” Thompson told The Nassau Guardian.

“For [the Department of] Immigration this has been a very good week in terms of how we have executed and carried out these exercises.”

Thompson was unable to provide details on the number of people of other nationalities apprehended and repatriated as part of that exercise.

However, he said the department continues to prosecute and deport many individuals on a week-by-week basis.

Pressed further on the matter, Thompson said a “pattern change” has been observed in people coming to The Bahamas illegally, but did not disclose many details.

“I don’t want to speak too much on that because I think we are on to something,” he said.

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