74 Haitian Nationals Repatriated

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On 4th January, 2021 at approximately 9:57A.M., the Department of Immigration repatriated fifty-seven (57) adult Haitian males, three (3) minor Haitian males, thirteen (13) adult Haitian females, and one (1) minor Haitian female to Port-au-Prince, Haiti onboard a Bahamasair flight. The group consisted of twenty-one (21) convicted adult migrants lawfully detained and processed in Long Island and an additional fifty-three (53) migrants who were lawfully detained and processed for Illegal Landing in South Andros over the Holiday Season.

Today’s repatriation exercise was led by Senior Immigration Officer Vonetta Darling- Flowers and a team of eight (8) officers from the Department’s Enforcement Unit.

The public is reminded that The Department of Immigration is committed to carrying out the mandates of our agency to combat illegal migration by establishing effective border control management to ensure compliance with the Statute Laws of our country.
We further wish to remind members of the public that it is a criminal offence punishable by law to harbor illegal migrants in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.