After 10 Years This Guyanese Mother and Her Children Dreams of Trinidadian Citizenship, Maybe?

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It seems, Trinidad and Tobago is the Caribbean land of opportunity and this Guyanese mother of four has been trying to finally fulfill her dream of obtaining Trinidadian citizenship. However after 10 years and according to her money and time spent on legalizing her status, she and her three children who were born in Trinidad and Tobago have not been able to obtain Trinidadian citizenship.

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According to the Trinidad Government official statistics, there are more than 30,000 illegal immigrants, including those from Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Guyana and other Caribbean countries and various parts of Africa, living and working in the country.

But the Trinidadian government has recently become increasingly tougher on illegal immigrants, stepping up the number of deportation in recent months. The plight of this Guyanese woman seems at a standstill as Trinidad and Tobago not accustomed to handling these types of situations struggle to grant citizenships in what seems to be straightforward cases.

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Tisha Ricketts

Born and raised in Freeport Bahamas, I am a lover of Caribbean life and all things equal. I believe that someday, the Caribbean will come together as one nation

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