The Foreign Affairs Minister said, “It is a concern if Bahamians are involved in smuggling. It jeopardises our good relations with our neighbours.”
Former Assistant Commissioner of Police Paul Thompson is urging the government to interrogate illegal migrants in an effort to gain information to identify patterns in human smuggling.
DNA Leader Branville McCartney called on the government to direct attention to illegal immigration instead of targeting legal foreign workers who are contributing to society legally.
A group of clergymen discussed limited tenure of the Prime Minister and immigration issues as they presented their case before the Constitutional Commission.
Top hotel executives from Atlantis and Baha Mar, representing some of the biggest employers in the country, are very concerned about the government’s recent announcement on work permits.
The recently initiated attempt by the Christie administration to stop issuing work permits to non-Bahamian labourers may negatively affect the country’s economic development.
We all agree that Bahamians should be entitled to every opportunity possible in The Bahamas. It is our country. Such nationalism, however, should not evolve to impractical exclusionist immigration policies.
The requirement to renounce nationality before acquiring new citizenship means that people are required to become stateless in order to even be considered for naturalization.
DonHue Gardiner made international news for saying that it is his goal to make the lives of illegal Haitian migrants “unbearable”.