TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO.
Removal of Aliens.
AN ORDINANCE to authorise the removal from this
Colony of aliens considered dangerous to the peace and
good order of the Colony.
[L.S.] / .
GEORGE R. LE HUNTE,--
8th March, 1912.
B E it enacted by the Governor of Trinidad and Tobago
with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council
thereof as follows :-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Aliens Ordinance, Short title.
2. Where the Governor has reason to believe, from infor- Pow to
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mation given in writing by any person subscribing his name certain cases
thereto, that, for the preservation of the peace and good to order alie
order of the Colony, it is expedient to remove therefrom any colony.
alien who is, or hereafter may be, within the Colony, it shall
be lawful for the Governor, by order under his hand to be
published in the Royal Gazette, to direct that such alien
shall depart from this Colony, within a time limited in such
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nrt ofalien 3.-(1.) If any such alien knowingly and wilfully refuses
with order. or neglects to comply with such order, or is found within
the Colony after such publication and after the expiration
of the time limited in such order, it shall be lawful for the
Inspector-General of Constabulary to cause such alien to be
arrested and committed to prison until he is taken in charge
for the purpose of being sent out of the Colony under the
authority given by this Ordinance.
(2.) A Judge of the Supreme Court may, if he sees
sufficient cause, admit any such alien to bail, on sufficient
security being given for his appearance to answer the
matters alleged against him.
Penalty on 4. Every alien who knowingly and wilfully refuses or
alien for not
complying neglects to pay due obedience to any such order of the
with order. Governor shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be
liable to imprisonment for any term not exceeding one
month for a first offence and not exceeding twelve months
for the second or any subsequent offence.
Powertoe 5. Where any alien who has been directed to depart
not complying this Colony by any order of the Governor under this Ordi-
with order. nance is found within the Colony after the expiration of
the time limited in such order, it shall be lawful for the
Governor, and whether or not such alien has been arrested
or committed for refusal or neglect to obey such order or
convicted of such refusal or neglect, and either before or
after such alien has suffered the punishment inflicted for
the same, by warrant under the hand and seal of the
Governor, to give such alien in charge to any person to
whom the Governor may think proper to direct the warrant
in order to such alien being conveyed out of the Colony;
and such alien, subject to the other provisions of this Ordi-
nance, shall be so conveyed accordingly.
Procedure 6.-(1.) Where any such alien (not having been con-
oiereexonue victed as aforesaid) alleges any excuse for not complying
alleged for with such order or any reason why the same should not be
delay in com-
plyin with enforced or why further time should be allowed to him, he
er may submit the same to the Governor, and where such
alien is in custody under any warrant of the Governor
under this Ordinance, the person having the custody of
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such alien, on its being signified to him that any such
excuse or reason is alleged by such alien, shall forthwith
make known the same to the Governor.
(2.) Where the Governor is informed that any such
excuse or reason is alleged by any such alien, the Governor
shall suspend the execution of the warrant until the matter
can be enquired into and determined by the Governor.
(3.) Such alien, if in custody under any such warrant,
shall remain in such custody, and, if not in custody may be
given in charge by any such warrant, and shall remain in
custody until the matter is determined.
7. Where an alien who is committed to prison until he Power to
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is taken in charge for the purpose of being sent out of the tinue in or dh-
Colony is not sent out of the Colony within one month chargers
after such commitment, it shall be lawful, on application by not deported
or on behalf of the person so committed, and on proof that month after
notice of the intention to make such application has been commitment.
given to the Attorney-General, for a Judge of the Supreme
Court, according to his discretion, to order the person,
so committed to be continued in or discharged out of
8. Nothing in this Ordinance shall affect any Foreign Savingas to
Consul or Vice-Consul. Officers.
Passed in Council this Twenty-sixth day of February, in
the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twelve.
HARRY L. KNAGGS,
Clerk of the Council.