Nassau, Bahamas - An estimated one million
dollars have been earmarked in the 2012-2013 National Budget for the
Department of Immigration repatriation exercises. Recently, Immigration
officials in collaboration with the Royal Bahamas Defence Force have
apprehended more than 100 illegal Haitian migrants who have entered the
country through Exuma, Abaco and New Providence.
Haitian nationals are being detained at the Detention Centre where they
are being processed and housed until they are repatriated.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration the Hon Fred Mitchell
addressed the issue and how his ministry plans to deal with the inflow
of illegal migrants into the country.
Mitchell also discussed the issue with Haitian President Michel
Martelly at the recently held Thirty-Third Regular Meeting of the
Caribbean Heads of Government Conference in St Lucia.