#TurksandCaicos, October 4, 2017 – Providenciales – The Department of Immigration in the Ministry of Border Control and Employment hereby advises the public that there have been reports of possibly two sloop landings in Providenciales within the last 24 hr period.
It is confirmed that one illegal migrant who reportedly arrived in the Turks and Caicos Islands via sloop last evening was picked up by Police Officials and is now being processed for detainment.
The Task Force is actively investigating these reports and will apprehend illegals that are intercepted. If apprehended, migrants abiding illegally in the TCI will be deported and placed on the Immigration Stop List. Persons are therefore cautioned to ensure that their status is current and that they are in possession of proof of such status at all times.
The Department of Immigration and the Ministry of Border Control and Employment further reminds residents that harboring illegal migrants is a crime and such persons can face a fine of $20,000 on summary conviction or to a term of imprisonment of four years, or to both. In addition, persons acquiring status other than by birth that are convicted of such an offense, face the possibility of having their status in the Islands revoked, thereby making them liable to deportation.
Press Release: TCIG