There are 15,042 people residing illegally in Trinidad and Tobago—the majority of them being 1,015 Venezuelans, acting National Security Minister Dennis Moses confirmed on Friday.
According to a Trinidad Guardian report, Minister Dennis gave the figure in Parliament while replying to Opposition queries. He also disclosed that among the illegals are sixty-five Guyanese nationals.
Moses said T&T had granted permanent residency to some 30,200 people up to May 2017, the Trinidad Guardian article stated.
However, between January 1 and May 1, 2017, he added there were 15,042 illegals.
This comprised 1,015 Venezuelans, 326 Colombians, 217 from the Dominican Republic, 183 Chinese, 65 Guyanese, 39 Nigerians and 20 Jamaicans.