Illegal immigrants are currently being kept at police stations as there continue to be insufficient space at the Immigration Detention Centre in Aripo.
This was revealed by Minister of National Security Stuart Young in the Senate on Tuesday. Young was asked by Opposition Senator Wade Mark in light of statements made by the Chief Immigration Officer that exercises to detain illegal immigrants are on halt because there is no more room at the facility.
Political analyst Prof John La Guerre is warning Government to brace for an influx of Venezuelans seeking political asylum in T&T as the crisis in that country unfolds.
La Guerre was speaking with Guardian Media, as he weighed in on Venezuela's mounting turmoil, following Wednesday's protest action by thousands against President Nicolas Maduro.
Between Wednesday and Thursday, Venezuela reported 12 deaths and scores injured as the crisis escalated.