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Venezuelans seeking refugee status in Trinidad (File Photo)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, – The Trinidad and Tobago government Friday said it is awaiting the outcome of a legal challenge on behalf of several Venezuelan nationals including 16 children, not to be deported from the country, even as it insisted it “reserves the right to make appropriate adjustments by the law and in pursuit of the best interests of our nation.”

In a statement, the Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Dr. Amery Browne, said Trinidad and Tobago have always been a good neighbor and hospitable land, and this will not change.

“We have neither inclination to be drawn into the internal political contests of other countries, nor are we disposed to respond to their various participants.  Our local courts are now engaged in considering a recent situation involving the crossing of our borders by a boat transporting both adults and minors.

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