Published On: Sat, Oct 31st, 2015

Justice Minister: “All undocumented are known by us”

NavarroWILLEMSTAD – According to the Minister of Justice, Nelson Navarro, the authorities have all the information from travelers entering the island, even from Venezuelan tourist that did not travel back to their country. Minister Navarro made this statement during a radio interview on the registration of illegal immigrants on the island.

When a foreigner enters the island from the airport, his personal data is registered in the database. This is how relevant authorities know who entered the island and who those that are illegally on the island.

The authorities therefore have the necessary information to detect illegal immigrants and deport them. Unlike what the perception is, the figures show that there has not been a significant increase in the number of illegal immigrants on the island, he added.

“Every day, illegal immigrants are deported. Not that you see this in the papers, but it does happen. The Minister also does not believe that all illegal immigrants, particularly from Venezuela, are engaged in illegal practices.”

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