T&T: State to pay millions to Venezuelan migrants arrested during pandemic

The arrest of 21 Venezuelan men, women, and children during the COVID-19 pandemic and their imprisonment in atrocious conditions at two police stations for three weeks have led to the state having to fork out millions in compensation to the migrants.

The order was made in a judgement delivered last week by Justice Carol Gobin, who also questioned the immigration policy of the government, given that three years after the arrests, the migrants were still in Trinidad and Tobago.

The case was brought by six of the migrants.

Total compensation amounted to $2.8 million.

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