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Inagua Residents Concerned About Migrants

Inagua residents are concerned about the growing illegal immigration issue, even as hundreds of illegal Haitian migrants are repatriated.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Even as hundreds of illegal Haitian migrants being held on Inagua were repatriated this week, some residents of the island say they’re still concerned about the growing illegal immigration problem.

Berthony McDermott reports.



As repatriations exercises continue, Pastor Kennith Major says he’s still on edge about the number of migrants being detained so close to home.

While residents say government is doing all it can, it’s not enough.

The influx of Haitian migrants to Inagua began last week.

On Friday, 500 of them returned to Haiti onboard Bahamasair flights.

Major feels repatriations should have started sooner, but Novelette Turnquest doesn’t think so.

MICAL Member Of Parliament Basil Johnson was among the delegation that traveled to Inagua, Friday morning.

That was his first time seeing the facilities where the Haitian nationals were being held.

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