“There is no law which gives National Security Minister Stuart Young the power to determine who can come in and who cannot.”
That’s the word of Opposition Leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
During the UNC’s virtual meeting on Monday night, Persad-Bissessar again criticised the current exemption process and called on Young to say “Where do you get the power? From under which law you have the power to stop a citizen to come home?”
“Is it true that once you land here you must get in?” she said.
Persad-Bissessar also stated that people are coming in on flights with no exemption and cannot be stopped.
As she sees it, some of these people have few contacts complicit with others.
She also added that she had information that senior immigration officers have been blocked from using the computer systems while junior and complicit ones are granted access.
Persad-Bissessar said this raises the question “Who else is coming here that we don’t know about?”