Government continues to defend immigration policy
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC):
The Bahamas government insists there is "a sophisticated criminal enterprise" behind an illegal migration scheme targeting the country and appealed to everyone, including the media, to help the authorities deal with the situation.
Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell again defended the government's stringent new migration policy that opponents said have trampled on the human rights of people, particularly those of Haitian descent. Last weekend, Minister of State for Legal Affairs to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Damien Gomez appeared before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights defending allegations made by the Grand Bahama Human Rights Association.