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Immigration

Volume 716: debated on Tuesday 26 January 2010

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made towards controlling illegal immigration from Haiti into the Turks and Caicos Islands; and whether they anticipate any additional impact from the recent earthquake in Haiti. [HL1295]

The figures for Haitian illegal immigrants repatriated from the Turks and Caicos Islands in 2007 and 2008 were 3,539 and 1,580 respectively. Indications are that the numbers have continued to decline in 2009, although we await a final figure. We continue to monitor the humanitarian situation in Haiti carefully.