The final figure for the number of Venezuelans who registered in the recent two-week amnesty process is 16,523.
The preliminary figure which was given at the end of the exercise was over 15,000.
National Security Minister Stuart Young gave the updated figure in Tuesday night’s Senate debate.
This focused on an Opposition motion seeking to annul Government’s Immigration regulations. The regulations are geared to allow the Venezuelans who are registered to work for a year in T&T without having to apply for a work permit separately.
Young denied the regulations were meant to allow Venezuelans to become T&T residents or citizens who would be eligible to vote in polls.