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Do you agree with random ID checks as a method to tackle illegal immigration?

Yes, I agree with random ID checks 103 votes

72.54%

No, I do not agree with random ID checks 39 votes

27.46%

142 total votes

Comments

Hey 10 years, 6 months ago

Yes, yes, yes to ID checks! But no, no, no to profiling people!

There's a difference.

B_I_D___ 10 years, 6 months ago

I agree and disagree. I am a Bahamian Citizen. TECHNICALLY I don't need to carry around ANY form of ID...if I get pulled over for a traffic violation, I have 24 hours to present my drivers license to the necessary police station...and that's just my driver license. So if I do not carry that around, I will most definitely NOT be carrying around my passport, or proof of citizenship papers, so I get pulled over, have no ID and no proof of residency, and I am going to get hauled off to the detention centre...yeah, I have a problem with that. I understand what they are TRYING to do, round up some illegals, but it is a very slippery slope.

sansoucireader 10 years, 6 months ago

Like I said elsewhere, did Parliament pass a law stating that Bahamians, and others residing in the Bahamas, must carry official government approved ID with them at all times? I didn't get the memo. Sounds like something from apartheid South Africa where you had to have your ID/papers to move about your own country. If government wants us to carry ID they better make it a law otherwise THEY ARE WRONG.

nationbuilder 10 years, 6 months ago

A national newspaper asking people if they agree with something illegal carried out by the State, and has not told the people that what the government did was not legal? Good job media!!

pat242 10 years, 6 months ago

Make sense to me. Bahamians often complain about the illegal immigration situation. Now a new tactic has been exercise now some of these same Bahamians have a problem with it. They properly have forged documents. Hats off to the Immigration Officers and continue to do your jobs and to persons who have a problem can suck a lemon.

LiangChang 10 years, 5 months ago

hey all. I work in hotel. i do not agre. we china wants to bring family and be free to walk. police in bahamas think they are army from the war.. peace and freedom.

liang

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