111 IMMIGRANTS SENT BACK TO HAITI
(The Tribune) By Dana Smith
More than 100 illegal Haitian immigrants were sent back to Haiti on the weekend by the Department of Immigration.
According to a press release sent by the Department, officers repatriated 111 Haitian nationals to Port-au-Prince via a Bahamasair jet on Saturday at 10am.
106 immigrants were apprehended in waters off the Exumas by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, last Tuesday. They were spotted in a vessel 15 nautical miles off Wardrick Wells Cay before being escorted to immigration authorities in the capital by 10.30pm.
An additional five immigrants were found in an undisclosed location in the northern Bahamas. Authorities will not state how they found the immigrants, only that they were found without immigration status.
"The Department of Immigration is committed to the timely and orderly repatriation of persons who breach the immigration laws of The Bahamas," the release stated.