malady times;”>The Minister for Immigration Fred Mitchell released this statement:
19 February 2016
I have noted the decision of the courts with regard to the two Cuban Nationals: Carlos Pupa and Lazaro Seara
Please take note of the following:
The Department of Immigration takes the position that these individuals are a national security risk. We continue to support that position. Those were the clear instructions from our principals at the highest levels to pursue that position.
Those instructions did not change and were not changed.
I have asked for an investigation then into how a court was persuaded that two people that the government believes with cogent evidence are a security risk, were released into the general population of The Bahamas.
All of our border forces have been notified to the potential risk of these individuals being out in the general community and should be so warned.
I expect to present a full report to the House on Wednesday 24 February.