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Bahamas denies profiling immigrants

Published: Monday December 16, 2013 | 11:16 am Comments 0

The Bahamas government says it will continue to pursue so-called spot checks and has denied claims that it is profiling specific immigrants.

Immigration and Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell says the Perry Christie government has not singled out certain immigrants as part of the profiling policy of its administration.

Mitchell says the constitution makes it clear that there must be reasonable suspicion of violating immigration laws.

He pointed out that a spot check conducted by the authorities on December 11 had resulted in the arrest of 105 people and a significant amount of outstanding fees collected.

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