An exit strategy is a planned approach to terminating or moving on from a situation in a way that will maximise benefit or minimise damage and can be applied to any situation but is mostly applied with reference to business organisations.

To claim, therefore, that the granting of amnesty to the Venezuelans was well thought out has to be mind-boggling, given that no exit strategy appears to be in place at the expiration of the amnesty period. Will all immigrants be allowed to stay and work in T&T at the expiration of the one-year amnesty period or will they be required to return to their homeland? 

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