The black Caribbean island nation of the Bahamas intercepts and expels back home all illegal immigrants attempting to invade their country, it has emerged.
This intercept and expel policy is never remarked upon by the controlled media—because they only criticize what white nations do.
The most recent interception and expulsion took place last week when a Royal Bahamas Defense Force patrol plane spotted a migrant boat about 5 miles west of the island in the central Bahamas on Monday.
Some 112 Haitians were intercepted at sea near Exuma, government officials said. They were taken to a holding facility on New Providence and then sent back to Haiti.
The Nassau Guardian reported that in the first six months of this year, the authorities arrested at least 2,200 illegal immigrants and deported them all back to their homelands.
According to the data, 1,685 or 76 percent of the invaders were Haitian, including 1,123 men, 384 women, and 140 children.
Of this number, 760 were intercepted on vessels attempting to illegally land in the Bahamas.
In addition, a total of 209 Cuban illegal immigrants were arrested during the same period, while 230 accounted for other nationalities, which were not stated.
The Bahamas Director of Immigration, William Pratt, said there has been an increase in illegal immigration this year, compared to previous years.
“We have had boat arrivals for Cubans and Haitians constantly,” said Pratt during a press conference at the Department of Statistics last week.
“We had two Haitian vessels landing in Cat Island last week. We had one in Exuma. We understand one or two landed here in New Providence undetected. It keeps escalating.”
In January, 552 invaders were arrested, 285 in February, 305 in March, 300 in April, 303 in May, and 482 in June.
With regard to Cubans, Pratt said the increase was “unprecedented. The Cubans are constantly, constantly, coming, coming, and coming.
“We believe the reason for this upswing in Cuban migration is due to the United States’ dry [foot], wet foot policy.”
Under that policy, known officially as the Cuban Adjustment Act, once a Cuban’s foot steps on dry land (even if the other may be in the water), they can no longer be deported from the United States.
Pratt said he had met with U.S. Embassy officials and expressed the need to end the policy, which, he said, would be a great help to the Bahamas in limiting illegal entries.
Pratt said more than 40 Cubans were deported last week, and another 142 Haitians will be deported to PortauPrince next week.
The Bahamas were the site of Christopher Columbus’s first landing in 1492, and were sparsely inhabited by Indians at the time. Most of the Indians died from disease or were transported to Hispaniola, and the islands were deserted until 1648, when English colonists from Bermuda settled on the island of Eleuthera.
The Bahamas became a British Crown colony in 1718. After the American War of Independence, many pro-British American loyalists moved to the islands. These colonists brought their African slaves with them, and the blacks soon made up the majority population.
As the black population grew, the Bahamas became a major settling point for freed African slaves, and the Royal Navy often resettled Africans there who had been freed from illegal slave ships intercepted while crossing the Atlantic.
Freed and escaped slaves from America also settled in the Bahamas, where slavery had been abolished in 1834. Today, the descendants of slaves and free Africans make up over 90 percent of the population, and a further 5 percent are of mixed racial origin.