The trial date of a lawsuit in which eight Venezuelans are challenging a decision of the Immigration Division to deny them entry into the country in March is expected to be set in July.
During a brief hearing of the case at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spainyesterday, High Court Judge Jacqueline Wilson gave lawyers representing the group and division deadlines for filing evidence and submissions in the judicial review case.
Minister of National Security Stuart Young has announced that he has signed deportation orders to return Venezuelan nationals to their country for criminal activity.
The minister made the announcement during today's post-Cabinet news conference.
"I have signed a number of deportation orders for a number of Venezuelans who have engaged in lives of crime in T&T," Young said.
He told the news conference that the government will not tolerate crimes in T&T, regardless of who commits them.
Boatloads of Venezuelans are still continuing to secretly enter Trinidad through Icacos even though the National Security Minister Stuart Young announced that all borders are now in lockdown.
Guardian Media visited the coastal villages of Coromandel, Fullarton, Icacos and Bonasse yesterday to see whether there was any physical proof of additional security. No additional police, soldiers or coast guard were seen.
Our crews have been covering the Venezuelan crisis and the arrival of Venezuelans to T&T over the past months.
Today photographer Roberto Codallo captured another set of legal arrivals at the port of Cedros where an Immigration station is established.
Four Venezuelan women who were held captive in a house in Diego Martin have been rescued by officers of the Special Operations Response Team(SORT).
The women were being kept in a house painted in the colours of a police station with the design of the Star of David on the gates.
Investigators told Guardian Media that three men in their mid-twenties were held for questioning after police raided the house.
Senior sources say that two of the Venezuelan women in their twenties went house hunting for a place to rent in the Four Roads area yesterday morning.
With Venezuela entering its fifth day of an electrical blackout, Venezuelan ferries are operating as normal at the Cedros port.
Around 2 pm, over 50 Venezuelans were waiting to be processed.
An Immigration source said two large vessels, fully booked, docked in Cedros on Monday.
"A lot of vessels are registering right now for increased transportation. Due to power outrage in Venezuela, some paperwork could not be processed. We were expecting two more vessels but these could not be processed," the source added.