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Trinidad to step up deportations of migrants

Published:Friday | November 7, 2014 | 12:00 AM
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PORT-OF-SPAIN, (AP): The government of Trinidad said it will crack down on the estimated 110,000 migrants living on the island illegally.

National Security Minister Gary Griffith said migrants will have until early January to get their documents in order.

He told the Newsday newspaper in a story published yesterday that authorities are planning to launch a large deportation campaign next year that would include door-to-door visits. He did not provide further details.

Griffith was quoted as saying that authorities are taking the steps to help reduce crime.

He said migrants living illegally make up more than 10 per cent of Trinidad's population.