Thursday 26 November, 2020

Cabinet to revisit fate of registered Venezuelan migrants

Throwback: Venezuelan migrants line up to get registered at the Queens Park Oval

Throwback: Venezuelan migrants line up to get registered at the Queens Park Oval

Cabinet will be discussing what happens to Venezuelan migrants who got registered to live and work in Trinidad and Tobago soon. 

Speaking during the Standing Finance Committee of Parliament, Minister of National Security Stuart Young said as the year draws to an end, the conversation will be happening soon. 

“Cabinet will take a decision as to what happens beyond December 31, 2020. I can say that what I suspect we’ll do is we will roll it, how long, I can’t say that at this stage,” he said. 

An automatic six-month extension was announced back in January for the more than 16,000 migrants which participated in registration. 

The registration took place over a two-week period in May 2019 following a visible influx in Venezuelan migrants to Trinidad, as political and economic crises in the country heightened. 

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