Today at approximately 7:58 AM, the Department of Immigration working in accordance with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) guidelines repatriated sixty-five (65) Haitian nationals to Port-au-Prince, Haiti onboard a Bahamasair flight. This group consisted of forty-seven (47) males, sixteen (16) females and two (2) minors.
The escort was carried out by a joint team of Immigration and Royal Bahamas Defence Force officers. All Ministry of Health safety protocols were strictly enforced.
The public is reminded that it is a criminal offence punishable by law to harbor illegal migrants in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. For further information, you may visit our website at http://www.immigration.gov.bs or call our hotline anonymously at 1-242-502-0574.
Further, we are committed to executing the mandates of our Agency by effectively coordinating efforts with other Law Enforcement agencies, and international stakeholders to ensure compliance with the Statute Laws of The Bahamas.