Immigrants

Illegal immigrants being kept at police stations

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.

La Guerre: Brace for influx of migrants

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.