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Final group of Haitian migrants repatriated

The remaining group of illegal Haitian migrants being held in Inagua was repatriated to Port-Au-Prince today, capping off two days of repatriation flights.

The group boarded a Bahamasair flight from Inagua to Haiti this afternoon. It followed two repatriation flights on Tuesday.

The Department of Immigration repatriated 213 Haitians and 38 Cubans yesterday.

More than 500 Haitian migrants were caught entering the country illegally in January alone.

Last Tuesday, a sloop with an estimated 100 people onboard ran aground in South Andros.

Days earlier, the US Coast Guard intercepted a sail boat with over 390 Haitian migrants onboard.

Hundreds of Haitians have fled their crisis stricken island nation amid escalating violence and instability.

The latest crisis follows the 2021 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. Gang violence in the country has reportedly reached unprecedented levels with the killings of police officers.

Prime Minister Philip Davis has said his administration is doing all it can to address the resulting illegal migration problem in The Bahamas.

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