The final figure for the number of Venezuelans who registered in the recent two-week amnesty process is 16,523.
The preliminary figure which was given at the end of the exercise was over 15,000.
National Security Minister Stuart Young gave the updated figure in Tuesday night’s Senate debate.
Changes to the Immigration Regulations, proposed by the Government will not receive any support from the Opposition.
Speaking at the United National Congress' Monday Night Forum at the Aranjuez North Secondar School, Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar said that the Government filed "something known as Immigration Regulation".
"And we have applied to annul those regulations," she said.
The Immigration Department in Sangre Grande was forced to remain closed yesterday because of a water shortage.
Many people travelling to the department in Sangre Grande to either apply, renew of collect their new passports said they were disappointed as the office was closed yesterday
When Guardian Media visited the Immigration Office at Damarie Hill, Guaico, there was no one at the office except a security guard.
The Jamaican man who was denied entry at the Piarco International Airport on Friday says he did not escape custody and claimed he paid US$500 to an Immigration officer to secure his freedom.
Just two weeks after a dozen people died while trying to flee Venezuela for T&T in a pirogue, the crew and passengers of another vessel coming from Venezuela are currently in a standoff with the T&T Coast Guard, fearing they may suffer the same fate.
Our crews have been covering the Venezuelan crisis and the arrival of Venezuelans to T&T over the past months.
Today photographer Roberto Codallo captured another set of legal arrivals at the port of Cedros where an Immigration station is established.
National Security Minister Stuart Young is challenging activist Yesenia Gonzales and other Venezuelan nationals to bring evidence they have against Immigration officers they allege are taking bribes from Venezuelan nationals seeking to gain entry into T&T and to stay here after their time has elapsed.
Young made the call yesterday, hours after Gonzales made the claim on CNC3’s The Morning Brew and some of her compatriots backed up the allegation.
Four Venezuelan nationals have been detained by officers of the South Western Division, during an anti-crime exercise at the Los Iros Beach, Erin, last evening.
During the exercise, which was led by Sgt. Richardson, of the Santa Flora Police Station, officers had cause to stop and search a brown Nissan Almera motor vehicle parked near a bar occupied by two Trinidadian men and four Venezuelans.
Enquiries led officers to believe that the three Venezuelan women, ages ranging from 22 to 41 years, and a 3-year-old Venezuelan boy, were in the country illegally.