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Bahamas issues warning to illegal migrants and businesses that employ them

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 10:22 AM

The Bahamian government has given illegal migrants until year end to regularise their stay in the country or face deportation.

Wrapping up the debate on the Throne Speech, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, said his administration will continue to fulfil the mandate of addressing and stamping out corruption and that the government would be paying closer attention to immigration issues.

Minnis told legislators that migrants who are in the country illegally must leave by December 31 after which they will be aggressively pursued and deported.

He said the warning applies to all nationalities and told Bahamians and residents who continue to employ illegal migrants that his administration will not turn a blind eye to their actions.

He said he was also giving them until year end to regularise these individuals or stop employing them.