As usual, with the influx of Venezuelans into Trinidad and Tobago and the registration period implemented by the Government, it seems that everyone is thinking “in the moment”.

No one is thinking about what will happen once the registration period is over, with many Venezuelans remaining here. What will be the next step once there are still Venezuelans who have not registered after the period is over? What will happen to the Venezuelans once their registration card, which allows them to stay in the country and work for one year, expires?

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A recent story in the Express highlighted the plight of two pregnant Venezuelan women who were uncomfortable due to the fact that the registration process was not accommodating women in their condition. This story was okay, but why is the media not focusing on what is the Government’s next step after the registration period is over and what will happen when the registration cards expire?

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