Press Release

Immigration Department
Release Date:
Thursday, 21 March 2024 - 3:38pm

Twenty-one illegal migrants have been located in the North Sound area of Virgin Gorda on March 21, 2024.  The illegal migrants were transported by the Marine arm of the Joint Task Force and are currently being processed in preparation for detention and repatriation.  These migrants are Romanian, Haitian, Colombian, American, Irish, and Ecuadorian nationals and are currently undergoing intake processes by the Department of Immigration’s Enforcement Unit.

The Department of Immigration and members of the Joint Task Force continues to increase its capabilities, by ensuring that cohesive plans are executed in a manner that will continue to share a sense of safety to our residents.  The security of our Territory’s borders is paramount.

The Acting Chief Immigration Officer Mrs. Nadia Demming-Hodge, is asking anyone with information related to these migrants, to contact the Department of Immigration at 468-4705 and 468-4754 or the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force Hotline at 311.

            The Department of Immigration remains committed to safeguarding national security, undergirded by principles of integrity, as a means of support to the stability and development of the Virgin Islands.







Sonjé Greenidge

Information Officer II
Department of Information and Public Relations (GIS)
Telephone: 468-2742