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The Carmichael Road Detention Centre.

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Defiant - sweeps for illegals 'stepping up'

HEAD of the Department of Immigration’s Enforcement Unit, Kirklyn Neely yesterday doubled down in defence of his department’s practices, expressing distaste over the outcome of recent court proceedings.

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Bahamas born - but five flown to Haiti

RIGHTS Bahamas (RB) yesterday condemned the deportation of people born in The Bahamas and reiterated its call for the Department of Immigration to end the practice.

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INSIGHT: Time is drawing nigh on Minnis’ immigration policy

LESS than two weeks away from the December 31 deadline placed on undocumented immigrants to either become regularised or leave the country, and all Bahamians are watching to see if the Minnis administration is ready to put their money where their mouth is.

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Detained - pregnant woman and children

THE pregnant wife of a Bahamian man is among six new people who have made habeas corpus applications, bringing the total number of people the state will have to justify detaining in immigration operations to 12.

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Two more men petition courts over lawfulness of detention

TWO more men are petitioning the courts over the lawfulness of their detention at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre.

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VIDEO: Fred Smith, QC, removed from Detention Centre

ATTORNEY Fred Smith, QC, was physically removed from the Detention Centre yesterday morning, after he was blocked from seeing a client and "ignored" by Department of Immigration supervisors.

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Bahamas born - but held for 3 months

A 34-year-old man born in The Bahamas is petitioning the courts over the lawfulness of his detention of some three months at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre.

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INSIGHT: Fighting for everyone’s rights

Bahamians must begin to think of the fight to protect immigrant rights as part of a larger battle to defend the rule of law for the benefit of all who reside in this country.

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‘Detainees must be taken to court’

DESPITE continued immigration sweeps throughout the country, officials have yet to find any of the migrants who were believed to be on board a large empty sloop, which was discovered on the shoreline of Adelaide Beach last weekend.

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